Sleep"y (?), a. [Compar. Sleepier (?); superl. Sleepiest.] [AS. slpig. See Sleep, n.]

1.

Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep.

Shak.

She waked her sleepy crew. Dryden.

2.

Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion.

Chaucer.

3.

Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.

Shak.

'Tis not sleepy business; But must be looked to speedily and strongly. Shak.

4.

Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.

Sleepy duck Zool., the ruddy duck.

 

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