donsie

or don·sy

[don-see, dawn-]

adjective

Midland U.S. somewhat sick, weak, or lacking in vitality; not completely well.
Scot. unfortunate; ill-fated; unlucky.
British Dialect. fastidious; neat; tidy.

Origin of donsie

1710–20; < Scots Gaelic donas harm, ill + -ie
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