adjective; derivation
Asleep. This word follows a common adjective formation process of placing the prefix a- in front of a noun or adjective to indicate the thing being described is in a certain state. Other examples include askew, aboard, or asleep.
I did not make it to class this morning because I was still asnooze.
Etymology : a- (in) + snooze
Source : Away message
Last modified: 10 June 2008