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gusty

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[ guhs-tee ]
/ ˈgʌs ti /
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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.
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Origin of gusty

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First recorded in 1590–1600; gust1 + -y1; def. 5 perhaps gust(o) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM gusty

gust·i·ly, adverbgust·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for gusty (2 of 2)

gusty2
[ guhs-tee, goos-tee ]
/ ˈgʌs ti, ˈgʊs ti /

adjective, gust·i·er, gust·i·est.Chiefly Scot.
tasty; savory; appetizing.

Origin of gusty

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First recorded in 1715–25; gust2 + -y1
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How to use gusty in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gusty

gusty
/ (ˈɡʌstɪ) /

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 forms of gusty

gustily, adverbgustiness, noun
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