SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a sudden, strong blast of wind. a sudden rush or burst of water, fire, smoke, sound, etc. an outburst of passionate feeling. verb (used without object) to blow or rush in gusts. Origin of gust 1 1580–90; < Old Norse gustr a gust, akin to gjōsa, gusa to gust Related forms gust·less, adjective noun . Archaic flavor or taste. . Obsolete enjoyment or gratification. Origin of gust 2 1400–50; late Middle English < Latin gustus a tasting (of food), eating a little, akin to gustāre to taste Related forms gust·a·ble, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for gusted Historical Examples of gusted British Dictionary definitions for gusted noun a sudden blast of wind a sudden rush of smoke, sound, etc an outburst of emotion verb (intr) to blow in gusts the wind was gusting to more than 50 mph Word Origin for gust
C16: from Old Norse
gustr; related to gjōsa to gush; see geyser
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Word Origin and History for gusted n.
1580s, possibly a dialectal survival from Old Norse
gustr "a cold blast of wind" (related to gusa "to gush, spurt") or Old High German gussa "flood," both from Proto-Germanic *gustiz, from PIE *gheus-, from root *gheu- "to pour" (see found (2)). Probably originally in English as a nautical term. As a verb, from 1813. Related: Gusted; gusting.
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