noun, plural gus·toes.
- gustavus ii,
- gustavus iii,
- gustavus iv,
- gustavus v,
- gustavus vi,
- guston, philip,
- gut check
Origin of gusto
Examples from the Web for gusto
As admirable as the U.S. fightback against Belgium was the pride and gusto of their fans.Home of the (Footballing) Brave: The U.S. Bested Britain in World Cup Spirit|Emma Woolf|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the young people on the progressive side of the hall supported my cause with gusto.We Are Radicals at Heart: A New History Gets America Wrong|Harvey J. Kaye|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For her other performance, she also belted “Wrecking Ball” with all the gusto of a young Linda Blair having an exorcism.Miley Cyrus Twerks Out a Stellar ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Stint|Kevin Fallon|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After he said, “go ahead,” she “took a handful and swallowed them with gusto and no dramatics.”
Portrayed with gusto by Rade Šerbedžija, this elder thug has plans for Kim, if he can recapture her.
Teal resumed his remarks with the gusto of a fellow-conspirator.A Man of Means|P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
Then came Scarlett with a couple of balls of tow for plugging seams, which he thrust with gusto into their mouths.Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
Other men have painted single heads as well or better: but Hals stands alone in his gusto, his abundance, his surpassing brio.A Wanderer in Holland|E. V. Lucas
He pronounced the word with gusto, and I thought it suited with the scene.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
For the first twelve months Ibsen enjoyed the pleasures of the prodigal returned, and fed with gusto on the fatted calf.Henrik Ibsen|Edmund Gosse
Word Origin for gusto
1620s, from Italian gusto "taste," from Latin gustus "a tasting," related to gustare "to taste, take a little of," from PIE root *geus- "to taste, choose" (cf. Sanskrit jus- "enjoy, be pleased," Avestan zaosa- "pleasure," Old Persian dauš- "enjoy"), a root that forms words for "taste" in Greek and Latin, but mostly meaning "try" or "choose" in Germanic and Celtic (cf. Old English cosan, cesan "to choose," Gothic kausjan "to test, to taste of," Old High German koston "try," German kosten "taste of"). The semantic development could have been in either direction. In English, guste "organ of taste, sense of taste," is mid-15c., from French.