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feather-bed

feath·er-bed
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feth -er bed]
    • /ˈfɛð ər bɛd/
    • /ˈfeðə(r) bed/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er bed]
    • /ˈfɛð ər bɛd/

Definition of feather-bed word

  • noun feather-bed a mattress or a bed cover, as a quilt, stuffed with soft feathers. 1

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Origin of feather-bed

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Feather-bed

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feather-bed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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