Rip van Winkle

Definitions of Rip van Winkle

n 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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character, fictional character, fictitious character
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

n a person who sleeps a lot

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sleeper, slumberer
a rester who is sleeping

n a person oblivious to social changes

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diehard, traditionalist
one who adheres to traditional views

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