sleepy etymology

English word sleepy comes from English -y, English sleep

Detailed word origin of sleepy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
sleep English (eng) (countable, informal) An act or instance of sleeping.. (uncountable) Rheum found in the corner of the eyes after waking, whether real or a figurative objectification of sleep (in the sense of reduced consciousness).. (uncountable) The state of reduced consciousness during which a human or animal rests in a daily rhythm.. A state of plants, usually at night, when their leaflets approach each [...]
sleepy English (eng) (informal) The gum that builds up in the eye; gound. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.. Quiet; without bustle or activity.. Suggesting tiredness.. Tending to induce sleep; soporific.. Tired; feeling the need for sleep.

Words with the same origin as sleepy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody