For decades, the sleepy towns on the Nile have subsisted mainly off the tourism industry.
Noodles & Co. staged its IPO on a sleepy, muggy, low-volume trading day.
You can cheer up along with sleepy Jean by listening to “Daydream Believer.”
His sleepy village of Baia Luna has been turned upside down by two mysterious deaths.
But it was a shadow of its former self: sleepy, unprofitable, and not particularly confident about its complicated past.
Then he told her she must be sleepy, and sent her away to bed.
He was sleepy, that was all; but a sleepiness to fight against—he must still fight.
Amy Lou was sleepy but would not leave the scene without a fuss.
The Indian, quieted by the sleepy Chestnut, was going steadier.
She cried a bit when there was no more to be had, but a warm bath with some boric acid in it made her sleepy.
early 13c. from sleep (n.) + -y (2). Perhaps in Old English but not recorded. Old English had slæpor, slæpwerig in the sense "sleepy;" slæpnes "sleepiness." Cf. Old High German slafag. Of places, from 1851 (Irving's Sleepy Hollow is from 1820). Sleepy-head is from 1570s. Related: Sleepily; sleepiness.