donsie

donsie

[don-see, dawn-]
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.
Also, donsy.


Origin:
1710–20; < Scots Gaelic donas harm, ill + -ie

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