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gawsy

or gawsie

[gaw-see] /ˈgɔ si/
adjective, Scot. and North England.
1.
(of people) well-dressed and of cheerful appearance.
2.
(of things) large and handsome.
Origin of gawsy
1710-1720
1710-20; perhaps variant of gaudy1; cf. -sy
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