sandy


sandy

adjective, sand·i·er, sand·i·est.

  1. of the nature of or consisting of sand.
  2. containing or covered with sand.
  3. of a yellowish-red color: sandy hair.
  4. having hair of a sandy color.
  5. shifting or unstable, like sand.

noun

  1. a male given name.
  2. a female given name, form of Sandra, Saundra, Sondra.

noun

  1. SanfordSandy, born 1935, U.S. baseball player.

adjective sandier or sandiest

  1. consisting of, containing, or covered with sand
  2. (esp of hair) reddish-yellow
  3. resembling sand in texture

adj.Old English sandig “of the nature of sand;” see sand (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “of yellowish-red hue” (in reference to hair) is from 1520s. n.late 15c. as a nickname for Alexander; as the typical name for a Scotsman from 1785, also drawing on the hair-color sense of sandy (adj.). Also Sawney, and with diminutive form Saunder preserved in surnames.

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