a female given name, form of Rose. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rosys


adjective rosier or rosiest

of the colour rose or pink
having a healthy pink complexionrosy cheeks
optimistic, esp excessively soa rosy view of social improvements
full of health, happiness, or joyrosy slumbers
resembling, consisting of, or abounding in roses
Derived Formsrosily, adverbrosiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for rosys



late 14c., of a color, from rose (n.1) + -y (2), probably modeled on Old French rose. From 1590s of healthy complexions; 1775 in the sense "cheerful;" meaning "promising" is from 1887. Cf. Middle Dutch rosich, Dutch rozig, German rosig.

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