a male given name.
a female given name, form of Sandra, Saundra, Sondra. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sandys

Historical Examples of sandys

  • Sandys' translation of Ovid is regarded by Dryden as typical of its time.

  • At the same moment Sandys was paying the penalty for his sermon.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.

  • With Knollys and Sandys we may put Pepys, for the existence of the dims.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • Dr Sandys devoted much time to the revision of the first chapter.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • Young Sandys made his bow to Miss Ferris, who greeted him with a smile.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for sandys


adjective sandier or sandiest

consisting of, containing, or covered with sand
(esp of hair) reddish-yellow
resembling sand in texture
Derived Formssandiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

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