Definition of


  1. (adj, all) resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
    arenaceous grasses
  2. (adj, all) of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Sandy

arenaceous, flaxen, sandlike

Alternate forms of Sandy

Derivations: sand, sandiness

Origin of the word Sandy

  1. 1473, as a nickname for Alexander; 1523 as "having hair of a yellowish-red color," from O.E. sandig "of the nature of sand" (see sand). Both senses combine in the colloq. use as the typical name for a Scotsman (1785). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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