Definition of Beauty sleep

1. Noun. Sleep before midnight.

Generic synonyms: Nap, Sleep

Definition of Beauty sleep

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Sleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.John Stephen Farmer and William Ernest Henley, ''Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present'' (1890), p. 159. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic sometimes humorous) Extra sleep or a special nap. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beauty Sleep

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beauty sleep (current term)
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Literary usage of Beauty sleep

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1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"( ) BEAUTY-SLEEP If we cannot hope to get ourselves quite off, yet, as men use to do iu common payments and taxes, we plead hard to have bearer» and ..."

2. Beauty--its Attainment and Preservation by Butterick Publishing Company (1892)
"beauty sleep! How many references to it one hears, and yet how few of the believers ... To bed at ten if you do not wish to lose your beauty sleep," is the ..."

3. The Book of Elizabethan Verse by William Stanley Braithwaite (1908)
"Sleep, Angry Beauty, Sleep ... angry beauty, sleep, and fear not me! w-' For who a sleeping lion dares provoke ? It shall suffice me here to sit and see ..."

4. A Year Book of Famous Lyrics: Selections from the British and American Poets by Frederic Lawrence Knowles (1901)
"... ANGRY BEAUTY Sleep, angry beauty, sleep and fear not me! For who a sleeping lion dares provoke ? It shall suffice me here to sit and see Those lips shut ..."

5. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1893)
"... and the quality always made a point of paying four times over, for a man's loss of his beauty-sleep. I that his loss of beauty-sleep was ..."

6. The Care of the Skin and Hair by William Allen Pusey (1912)
"There is another popular tradition that is a pleasant illusion—that late morning sleep is "beauty sleep." Any quiet, dreamless sleep is beauty sleep; ..."

7. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1897)
"Come, child, we wifi go to bed at once; what will become of your beauty-sleep I wonder! That's the worst of chess; it goes to such a fearful length ..."

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