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

adj resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas

arenaceous, sandlike
argillaceous, clayey
resembling or containing clay

adj of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

blond, blonde, light-haired
being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes

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