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Rip van Winkle

Definitions of Rip van Winkle
  1. noun
    the title character in a story by Washington Irving about a man who sleeps for 20 years and doesn't recognize the world when he wakens
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    example of:
    character, fictional character, fictitious character
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
  2. noun
    a person who sleeps a lot
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    type of:
    sleeper, slumberer
    a rester who is sleeping
  3. noun
    a person oblivious to social changes
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    type of:
    diehard, traditionalist
    one who adheres to traditional views
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