noun, plural gustoes.
hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general: to dance with gusto. enthusiasm, delight, relish, zest, spirit, fervor.
individual taste or liking: The boy is an imaginative charmer, with a gusto for storytelling.
Archaic. artistic style or taste.

1620–30; < Italian < Latin gustus; see gust2 Unabridged
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gusto (ˈɡʌstəʊ)
vigorous enjoyment, zest, or relish, esp in the performance of an action: the aria was sung with great gusto
[C17: from Spanish: taste, from Latin gustus a tasting; see gustation]

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Word Origin & History

1620s, from It. gusto "taste," from L. gustus "a tasting," related to gustare "to taste," from PIE base *geus- (cf. Skt. jus- "enjoy, be pleased," Avestan zaosa- "pleasure," O.Pers. dau- "enjoy"), a root that forms words for "taste" in Gk. and L., but mostly meaning "try" or "choose" in Gmc. and Celt.
(cf. O.E. cosan, cesan "to choose," Goth. kausjan "to test, to taste of," O.H.G. koston "try," Ger. kosten "taste of"). The semantic development could have been in either direction.
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