adjective, sand·i·er, sand·i·est.
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Origin of sandy
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adjective sandier or sandiest
consisting of, containing, or covered with sand
(esp of hair) reddish-yellow
resembling sand in texture
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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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