nod off

This page is about the slang term nod off


to fall asleep unintentionally, due to extreme tiredness or drowsiness caused by drug-taking

For example

  • I'd been up since 5 in the morning, and I was very tired. I nodded off in front of the TV soon after having dinner.

  • Denny had taken a little more heroin than usual, and his head was slowly falling forward as he nodded off.

Quick Quiz

Jenny was sitting on the sofa nodding off because she was

a. really tired

b. agreeing with me

c. talking on the phone

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Contributor: Matt Errey