Definition of sonsy in English:

sonsy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɒnsi
 
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(also sonsie)

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.

Origin

mid 16th century (also in the sense 'lucky'): from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sonas 'good fortune' (from sona 'fortunate') + -y1.

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