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gusty1

[guhs-tee] /ˈgʌs ti/
adjective, gustier, gustiest.
1.
blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.
2.
affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.:
a gusty day.
3.
occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.
4.
full of meaningless, pretentious talk:
gusty speechmaking.
5.
vigorous; hearty; zestful:
a gusty woman.
Origin of gusty1
1590-1600
1590-1600; gust1 + -y1; def. 5 perhaps gust(o) + -y1
Related forms
gustily, adverb
gustiness, noun

gusty2

[guhs-tee, goo s-tee] /ˈgʌs ti, ˈgʊs ti/
adjective, gustier, gustiest. Chiefly Scot.
1.
tasty; savory; appetizing.
Origin
First recorded in 1715-25; gust2 + -y1
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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

gusty

/ˈɡʌstɪ/
adjective gustier, gustiest
1.
blowing or occurring in gusts or characterized by blustery weather: a gusty wind
2.
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
adj.

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

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