Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with, full of, or consisting of sand.
  • adj. Having characteristics similar to sand.
  • adj. Of the color of sand; light yellowish brown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with sand.
  • adj. Sprinkled with sand.
  • adj. Like sand, especially in texture.
  • adj. Having the colour of sand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand.
  • adj. Of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or containing sand; abounding in sand; covered or sprinkled with sand: as, a sandy desert or plain; a sandy road or soil.
  • Resembling sand; hence, unstable; shifting; not firm or solid.
  • Dry; arid; uninteresting.
  • Of the color of sand; of a yellowish-red color: as, sandy hair.
  • n. Same as sandy laverock (which see, under laverock).
  • n. A Scotsman, especially a Lowlander.
  • n. A Tasmanian fish, Uphritis urvillii. Also called the freshwater flathead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
  • adj. of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

Etymologies

sand +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The term colloquially appended to a golf score on a hole of par or better that was achieved by hitting out of a sandtrap around the green and involving one or zero putts. E.g., a 'sandy birdie'.

    May 9, 2008

  • "Sandy" always makes me think of John Travolta ("Grease") when he was young and frighteningly scrawny.

    February 9, 2008