Something that looks like sand, feels like sand, or is covered in sand is sandy. A sandy beach is lovely; a sandy bed is just uncomfortable.

If your dog tracks sand indoors and spreads it all over the place, you've got a sandy house. If your sister's hair is the brownish color of sand, you can describe it as sandy too. And if you spill your ingredients when you're making a cake, you might realize that sugar and flour both look a little sandy when they're on the floor. Sandy comes from the Old English sandig, "of the nature of sand."

Definitions of sandy
  1. adjective
    resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
    synonyms: arenaceous, sandlike
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    argillaceous, clayey
    resembling or containing clay
  2. adjective
    of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown
    synonyms: flaxen
    blond, blonde, light-haired
    being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
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