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gawsy

or gaw·sie

[ gaw-see ]
/ ˈgɔ si /
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adjective Scot. and North England.

(of people) well-dressed and of cheerful appearance.
(of things) large and handsome.

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Origin of gawsy

1710–20; perhaps variant of gaudy1; cf. -sy

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