Definition of sandboy

  1. 1 :  a peddler of sand at a seashore resort —used chiefly in the phrase happy as a sandboy

  2. 2 :  any of various hopping insects (as a sand flea) found on sandy beaches

  3. 3a :  one who sprinkles sand on bricks to prevent their sticking together in the kiln b :  an operator of a machine for separating floor tiles from the sand that held them in the saggers

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Origin and Etymology of sandboy

1sand + boy

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a brief usually trivial fact

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