adjective (sonsier, sonsiest)Scottish • literary
- Having an attractive and healthy appearance.More example sentences
- This eccentric character never enjoyed the faculty of sight, and many still living remember the sonsy, contented, and sightless face of Willie.
mid 16th century (also in the sense 'lucky'): from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sonas 'good fortune' (from sona 'fortunate') + -y1.
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