[ san-dee ]
/ ˈsæn di /

adjective, sand·i·er, sand·i·est.

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

Origin of sandy

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sandig. See sand, -y1

Related forms

sand·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sandiness

  • The landlord raised his hands and described the length and sandiness of the way.

  • Sand is as good as anything in the world to build with—but there is no sand on the beach at Brighton, only sandiness.

    Wings and the Child|E. [Edith] Nesbit

British Dictionary definitions for sandiness


/ (ˈsændɪ) /

adjective sandier or 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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