beddy-byes


beddy-byes
beddy-byes 7 [ˈbedi baɪz] [ˈbedi baɪz] (BrE) (NAmE ˈbeddy-bye) noun uncountable
a child's word for bed, used when talking about the time sb goes to bed

Time for beddy-byes.

 
Word Origin:
[beddy-byes] early 20th cent.: from bed + ↑-y and bye-byes.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • beddy-byes — /ˈbɛdi baɪz/ (say bedee buyz) (with children) –noun 1. the time for going to bed to sleep. –phrase 2. go (to) beddy byes, to go to bed to sleep. 3. time for beddy byes, time to go to bed to sleep …   Australian English dictionary

  • beddy-byes —  Sleep. Juv …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • beddy-bye — I. ¦bedē¦bī noun Etymology: baby talk, from bed : bye bye III II. adverb : bye bye IV * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bye-byes — /bīˈbīz/ (informal) noun (used to children) sleep, esp in go to bye byes ORIGIN: Prob bye bye, perh with influence from beddy byes * * * bye byes «BY BYZ», noun (plural). = sleep. (Cf. ↑sleep) * * * ˈbye byes 7 noun …   Useful english dictionary