Definition of sonsy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsän(t)sē/
(also sonsie)

adjective (sonsier, sonsiest)

Scottish literary
Having an attractive and healthy appearance.
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.

Words that rhyme with sonsy


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Syllabification: son·sy

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