Meaning of “the sandman” in the English Dictionary

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"the sandman" in British English

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the sandmannoun [ S ]

uk /ˈsænd.mæn/ us /ˈsænd.mæn/ child's word

an imaginary man who spreads sand that makes children rub their eyes and go to sleep

(Definition of “the sandman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sandman" in American English

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sandmannoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈsænd·mæn/

an imaginary man who puts sand in children’s eyes to make them go to sleep

(Definition of “sandman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)