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[guhs-tee] /ˈgʌs ti/
adjective, gustier, gustiest.
blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.
affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.:
a gusty day.
occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.
full of meaningless, pretentious talk:
gusty speechmaking.
vigorous; hearty; zestful:
a gusty woman.
Origin of gusty1
1590-1600; gust1 + -y1; def. 5 perhaps gust(o) + -y1
Related forms
gustily, adverb
gustiness, noun


[guhs-tee, goo s-tee] /ˈgʌs ti, ˈgʊs ti/
adjective, gustier, gustiest. Chiefly Scot.
tasty; savory; appetizing.
1715-25; gust2 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ruth hurried over to the town-hall bright and early on this snowy, gusty morning.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • The conversation rose into one of its gusty paroxysms just then.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • After a brief respite, the storm came on again with gusty malevolence.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • A stormy February passed and there came at last a gusty day of March.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • Hester was already experiencing the languor that accompanied the gusty wind she had at first welcomed as a friend.

  • I think we are going to have a thunder storm, it is so hot and gusty.

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
  • It was yielding to the gusty wind with all its tender twigs.

  • The station was a mile from the town, and it was a raw, gusty, foggy evening.

    Julian Home Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  • Sylvia's heart, which had seemed to stop with her voice, silenced in the gusty thunder of heavy wings, began beating too fast.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for gusty


adjective gustier, gustiest
blowing or occurring in gusts or characterized by blustery weather: a gusty wind
given to sudden outbursts, as of emotion or temperament
Derived Forms
gustily, adverb
gustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gusty

c.1600, from gust + -y (2). Related: Gustily; gustiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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