Sandman meaning

sănd'măn'
A character in fairy tales and folklore who makes children go to sleep by sprinkling sand in their eyes.
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A man, as in fairy tales, who makes children sleepy by dusting their eyes with sand.
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A legendary figure who is said to bring good sleep and dreams by placing sand in the eyes.
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Used as a symbol of the passage of time to death.
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Origin of sandman

sand +"Ž -man