adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est.

blowing or coming in gusts, as wind, rain, or storms.
affected or marked by gusts of wind, rain, etc.: a gusty day.
occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter.
full of meaningless, pretentious talk: gusty speechmaking.
vigorous; hearty; zestful: a gusty woman.

Origin of gusty

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


[guhs-tee, goo s-tee]

adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est. Chiefly Scot.

tasty; savory; appetizing.

Origin of gusty

First recorded in 1715–25; gust2 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for gustier

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

British Dictionary definitions for gustier


adjective gustier or gustiest

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



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

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