sandboy


sandboy
a) A boy who sells sand

Up and down the street not a child was to be seen. A sandboy with a donkey cart was the sole human arrangement in it.

b) A proverbially happy or jolly person

Drink always rubbed him the right way, and he would reach his rooms as jolly as a sandboy.


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  • sandboy — /ˈsændbɔɪ/ (say sandboy) phrase happy as a sandboy, Colloquial extremely happy …   Australian English dictionary

  • sandboy — sand·boy || sændbɔɪ n. (British) young sand peddler, young boy selling sand at a seashore resort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (as) happy as a sandboy (or Brit. Larry or N. Amer. a clam) — extremely happy. [prob. orig. denoting a boy hawking sand for sale.] → happy …   English new terms dictionary

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  • happy as a sandboy — extremely happy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • happy as a sandboy —  Very happy. Very carefree …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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