Origin: before 1000;Middle English;Old Englishsandig. See sand, -y1
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a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
1473, as a nickname for Alexander; 1523 as "having hair of a yellowish-red color," from O.E. sandig "of the nature of sand" (see sand). Both senses combine in the colloq. use as the typical name for a Scotsman (1785).