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snooze (v.)

by 1780, a cant word, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic of a snore. Related: Snoozed; snoozing. The noun meaning "a short nap" is from 1793. Snooze-alarm is from 1965.

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Definitions of snooze
1
snooze (v.)
sleep lightly or for a short period of time;
Synonyms: drowse / doze
2
snooze (n.)
sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed);
Synonyms: nap / catnap / light sleep / short sleep / forty winks
From wordnet.princeton.edu