gusty

1
[guhs-tee]
adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est.
  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 gusty

1
1590–1600; gust1 + -y1; def. 5 perhaps gust(o) + -y1
Related formsgust·i·ly, adverbgust·i·ness, noun

gusty

2
[guhs-tee, goo s-tee]
adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est. Chiefly Scot.
  1. tasty; savory; appetizing.

Origin of gusty

2
First recorded in 1715–25; gust2 + -y1
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Related Words for gustier

blustery, stormy, breezy, airy, hearty, robust, tempestuous, blowy, squally

British Dictionary definitions for gustier

gusty

adjective gustier or gustiest
  1. blowing or occurring in gusts or characterized by blustery weathera gusty wind
  2. given to sudden outbursts, as of emotion or temperament
Derived Formsgustily, adverbgustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gustier

gusty

adj.

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

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