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Sandy

[san-dee]
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noun
  1. a male given name.
  2. a female given name, form of Sandra, Saundra, Sondra.
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Examples from the Web for sandys

Historical Examples

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

    Early Theories of Translation

    Flora Ross Amos

  • 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

sandy

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

sandy

adj.

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.

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Sandy

n.

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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