sandys


sandys

noun

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

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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