Top definition
A "sleeping dictionary" is a term used to describe a person who gains a "new language (L2)" and culture by being in a romantic relationship with someone who doesn't speak your native language, L1.
See the movie "Sleeping Dictionary" 2001.

A young and naive Englishman, John Truscott , goes to the British colony of Sarawak, Borneo to try and apply his father's work to the Iban society. There he meets his boss Henry Bullard and his wife Aggie Bullard . John tries to civilize them, building schools and providing education for the Iban people. He is met with unfamiliar local customs. Selima becomes his "sleeping dictionary," who sleeps with him and teaches him the language and the habits of the locals.
by CatinTurkey April 29, 2013
Get the merch
Get the Sleeping Dictionary neck gaiter and mug.
Aug 7 Word of the Day
A celebrity free pass is an agreement between you and your significant other that if you meet said celebrity and there is an opportunity to sleep with them, your partner cannot get mad at you for doing so because you had agreed before hand that this person was your celebrity free pass. It is ideal if both of you in the relationship choose a celebrity free pass so that the playing field is even.
Julia met Drake at a bar, and hooked up with him, knowing that her significant other could not be mad at her, because Drake was her celebrity free pass.
by gingerale011 March 25, 2011
Get the mug
Get a Celebrity Free Pass mug for your sister-in-law Beatrix.