Definition of forty winks noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


forty winks

BrE BrE//ˌfɔːti ˈwɪŋks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrti ˈwɪŋks//
[plural] (informal)
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a short sleep, especially during the day I'll feel much better when I've had forty winks.
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