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Rip Van Winkle

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Noun

1. rip van winkle

a person oblivious to social changes

2. rip van winkle

a person who sleeps a lot

3. rip van winkle

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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Rip Van Winkle

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noun informal
1. 
a person who is oblivious to changes, esp in social attitudes or thought
2. 
a person who sleeps a lot

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Rip Van Winkle

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the title character of a story (1819) by Washington Irving: Rip awakens after a twenty-year sleep to find everything changed

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