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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.
First recorded in 1715-25; gust2 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He might have stayed his hand then, but for the gusty rage that swept him on to the crime.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • But, in a gusty, uncertain wind it must use its wings or alight somewhere.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • For a second he stared; then dropped his arms with one of his big, gusty laughs.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • That afternoon she was very tired, for it had started to rain, cold, gusty March rain.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • If it's a middlin' good-lookin' young woman with a satchel, that's 'gusty.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • I 'm afraid I 've forgotten more than that, gusty; but let us hope for the best.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • "She has heard of all your good-nature, and is very grateful to you," said gusty.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • I hope, gusty, you 'll have the firmness to reject such an offer.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • But, dear gusty, remember how much to your advantage that settlement would have been.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
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.

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