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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
shut-eye
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Well, better get some shut-eye.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
shut-eye

colloquial for "sleep," 1899, from shut (v.) + eye (n.). Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Shut-eye," about a being who makes children sleepy, came out 1842; "The Shut-Eye Train" popular children's poem by Eugene Field, is from 1896.

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shut-eye

n. (context informal English) sleep.

Usage examples of "shut-eye".

Worn-out babies cried incessantly, and a Hindi pop tune blared over the din, showing little consideration for those unlucky travelers hoping to catch a little shut-eye before boarding their planes, and the spicy scent of hot chai tea rose from more than one cup or thermos bottle clutched in the grip of a prospective passenger.

He stretches, eyeballs the whitewash wall to let the shadowplay run to its conclusion without shut-eye projection.