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Noun: Rip van Winkle  rip van wing-kul
  1. A person who sleeps a lot
     
  2. A person oblivious to social changes
     
  3. 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

Type of: character, diehard, fictional character, fictitious character, sleeper, slumberer, snoozer, traditionalist

Encyclopedia: Rip van Winkle