Sleepytime

Idiom

Sleepytime

Definition

This idiom is used to describe the time of day when people are getting ready to go to bed and the atmosphere is full of sleepiness.

Examples

It’s getting late and it’s sleepytime for the kids.

I’m so tired, it’s sleepytime for me!

It’s time for sleepytime in this sleepy little town.

After a long day of work, it was finally sleepytime.

Origin

The origin of this idiom is unclear, but it is likely derived from the phrase ‘sleepy time’ which was used in the late 1800s to refer to the end of the day and the tiredness that comes with it.

FAQs

What does ‘sleepytime’ mean?

Sleepytime is an idiom used to describe the time of day when people are getting ready to go to bed and the atmosphere is full of sleepiness.

Where does the phrase ‘sleepytime’ come from?

The origin of this idiom is unclear, but it is likely derived from the phrase ‘sleepy time’ which was used in the late 1800s to refer to the end of the day and the tiredness that comes with it.