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.
Definition of sonsy in:
- The US English dictionary