[ don-see, dawn- ]
/ ˈdɒn si, ˈdɔn- /
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Midland U.S. somewhat sick, weak, or lacking in vitality; not completely well.
Scot. unfortunate; ill-fated; unlucky.
British Dialect. fastidious; neat; tidy.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of donsie
1710–20; <Scots Gaelic donas harm, ill + -ie
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