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[san-dee] /ˈsæn di/
a male given name.
a female given name, form of Sandra, Saundra, Sondra. Unabridged
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  • It is Mr. sandys, the station-master at Grantley Thorpe, who has galloped over himself to make sure of delivery.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • With Knollys and sandys we may put Pepys, for the existence of the dims.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • Wolsey replied that sandys would be cheaper than an earl, but the command was entrusted to the Earl of Surrey.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Dr sandys devoted much time to the revision of the first chapter.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • Tess and Dot watched closely the remainder of sandys family.

    The Corner House Girls Grace Brooks Hill
  • Young sandys made his bow to Miss Ferris, who greeted him with a smile.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
  • He drew me to the window, Master sandys gravely making place for us.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • He could not, like sandys and Doddington, find safety in contempt.

  • sandys was usually without a penny in his pocket, but he faced the situation with calm and swagger.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • The liberal spirit of sandys cast a beam of light, too, across the Atlantic.

British Dictionary definitions for sandys


adjective sandier, sandiest
consisting of, containing, or covered with sand
(esp of hair) reddish-yellow
resembling sand in texture
Derived Forms
sandiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sandys



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.



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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