sandman etymology

English word sandman comes from English -man, English sand

Detailed word origin of sandman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
sand English (eng) Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand. (countable, figurative) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).. (countable, obsolete) A single grain of sand.. (countable, often, _, in the plural) A beach or other expanse of sand.. (uncountable) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more [...]
sandman English (eng) A legendary figure who is said to bring good sleep and dreams by sprinkling sand in the eyes.. Used as a symbol of the passage of time toward death.

Words with the same origin as sandman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman seaman snowman watchman wingman