[ guhs-toh ]
/ ˈgʌs toʊ /

noun, plural gus·toes.

hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general: to dance with gusto.
individual taste or liking: The boy is an imaginative charmer, with a gusto for storytelling.
Archaic. artistic style or taste.

Origin of gusto

1620–30; < Italian < Latin gustus; see gust2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gusto

/ (ˈɡʌstəʊ) /


vigorous enjoyment, zest, or relish, esp in the performance of an actionthe aria was sung with great gusto

Word Origin for gusto

C17: from Spanish: taste, from Latin gustus a tasting; see gustation
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