Definition of sandboy
1 : a peddler of sand at a seashore resort —used chiefly in the phrase happy as a sandboy
2 : any of various hopping insects (as a sand flea) found on sandy beaches
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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