sonsie

sonsy

[son-see]
adjective, sonsier, sonsiest. Scot. and North England, Irish English.
1.
strong and healthy; robust.
2.
agreeable; good-natured.
Also, sauncy, sonsie.


Origin:
1525–35; sonse prosperity, good fortune (Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic sonas, MIr sonus, derivative of sona prosperous, happy, Old Irish son) + -y1; cf. donsie

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sonsy or sonsie (ˈsɒnsɪ)
 
adj , -sier, -siest
1.  plump; buxom; comely
2.  cheerful; good-natured
3.  lucky
 
[C16: from Gaelic sonas good fortune]
 
sonsie or sonsie
 
adj
 
[C16: from Gaelic sonas good fortune]

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