- sandboy ► NOUN (in phrase as happy as a sandboy) ▪ extremely happy or carefree.ORIGIN probably originally denoting a boy going around selling sand.
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sandboy — n. Phrases and idioms: happy as a sandboy extremely happy or carefree. Etymology: prob. = a boy hawking sand for sale * * * noun a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in happy as a sandboy • Regions: ↑United Kingdom,… … Useful english dictionary
sandboy — noun 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… … Wiktionary
sandboy — /ˈsændbɔɪ/ (say sandboy) phrase happy as a sandboy, Colloquial extremely happy … Australian English dictionary
sandboy — sandÂ·boy || sÃ¦ndbÉ”Éª n. (British) young sand peddler, young boy selling sand at a seashore resort … English contemporary 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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