Sonsy
Sonsy \Son"sy\, a. See {Soncy}. [Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster]

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  • sonsy — sonsy; un·sonsy; …   English syllables

  • sonsy — or sonsie [sän′sē] adj. [< dial. sonse, prosperity, plenty < Gael sonas, good fortune + Y2] [Chiefly Scot.] Scot. 1. buxom or plump 2. good natured …   English World dictionary

  • Sonsy — Soncy Son cy, Sonsy Son sy, a. [Scot. sonce, sons, prosperity, happiness, fr. Gael. & Ir. sonas.] Lucky; fortunate; thriving; plump. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sonsy — or sonsie adjective Etymology: Scots sons health, from Scottish Gaelic sonas luck, happiness Date: 1725 chiefly dialect buxom, comely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sonsy — /son see/, adj., sonsier, sonsiest. Scot. and North Eng., Irish Eng. 1. strong and healthy; robust. 2. agreeable; good natured. Also, sauncy, sonsie. [1525 35; sonse prosperity, good fortune (ME (Scots) < ScotGael sonas, MIr sonus, deriv. of sona …   Universalium

  • sonsy — Canadian Slang pleasant, agreeable, engaging; as applied to a person s looks …   English dialects glossary

  • sonsy — son·sy || sÉ‘nsɪ / sÉ’n adj. having large breasts and a rounded figure (of a woman); comely; buxom, healthy, plump (of a woman); cheerful, good natured (British); that brings good luck, lucky (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sonsy — [ sɒnsi] (also sonsie) adjective (sonsier, sonsiest) Scottish literary attractive and healthy. Origin C16 (also in the sense lucky ): from Ir. and Sc. Gaelic sonas good fortune (from sona fortunate ) + y1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • sonsy — son•sy or son•sie [[t]ˈsɒn si[/t]] adj. si•er, si•est. Chiefly Dial. brit. scot. healthy; robust • Etymology: 1525–35; (ME (Scots) < ScotGael sonas …   From formal English to slang

  • sonsy — /ˈsɒnsi/ (say sonsee) adjective (sonsier, sonsiest) Scottish, Irish buxom or comely. Also, sonsie. {British dialect sonse prosperity (from Gaelic sonas) + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

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