See also: Sandy
From Middle English sandi, sondy, sandiȝ, from Old English sandiġ (“sandy”), equivalent to sand + -y. Cognate with Dutch zandig (“sandy”), German sandig (“sandy”), Swedish sandig (“sandy”).
sandy (comparative sandier, superlative sandiest)
- Covered with sand.
- Sprinkled with sand.
- Containing sand.
- Some plants grow best in sandy soil.
- Like sand, especially in texture.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
- Having the colour of sand.
covered with sand
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sandy (plural sandies)
- (informal) A sandwich
- (informal) Ellipsis of pecan sandy.