Green’s Dictionary of Slang

snooze n.

[? SE snore + doze]

1. [mid-18C+] (also snoos, snoose, snoozleywink) a nap, a brief or light sleep.

2. [early–mid-19C] a lodging, a bed.

3. [1940s+] (Aus.) a three-month prison sentence.

4. [1960s+] something or someone considered boring.

5. [1980s] (Aus.) in attrib. use of sense 1.

In compounds

snooze-case (n.)

[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a pillow-case.

snooze job (n.) [job n.2 (2)]

[1970s+] anything especially boring.

snooze stand (n.)

[1940s-60s] a bed.

In phrases

on the snooze

[mid–19C] (US Und.) getting up early to rob a fellow-boarder’s room.