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donsie

or donsy

[don-see, dawn-] /ˈdɒn si, ˈdɔn-/
adjective
1.
Midland U.S. somewhat sick, weak, or lacking in vitality; not completely well.
2.
Scot. unfortunate; ill-fated; unlucky.
3.
British Dialect. fastidious; neat; tidy.
Origin of donsie
1710-1720
1710-20; < Scots Gaelic donas harm, ill + -ie
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  • She was the daughter of a donsie mother, that could gie no name to her gets, of which she had two laddies, besides Jean.

    The Provost John Galt

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