One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An occasion of sleeping outdoors.‘the annual children's bonfire and sleep-out’
- ‘Bertie dropped in on the 48-hour sleepout under the Bank of Ireland porticoes at College Green to chat to the teenagers and wish them well.’
- ‘William led the sleepout outside Leinster House in Dublin.’
- ‘The hostel and resources manager said: ‘The sleepout is not just about one night.’’
- ‘The day after the sleepout, November 15th, according to Lewis, the city offered the solid waste workers a hazardous duty retirement option.’
- 1.1NZ, Australian A veranda, porch, or outbuilding providing sleeping accommodation.
- ‘Senior Sergeant Dennis Murphy said the officers burst through the doors of a sleepout at the rear of the property to find the suspected lab.’
- ‘She had to cook for the family and the hired farm worker who lived in the sleepout but had all his meals provided.’
- ‘To find that I have three painters camped in my sleepout and on my verandah.’
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