[ son-see ]
/ ˈsɒn si /
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adjective, son·si·er, son·si·est.Scot. and North England, Irish English.
strong and healthy; robust.
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Also sauncy, sonsie.
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How to use sonsy in a sentence
Syne she saw the sonsie puppy loupin' at Auld Jock's heels, bonny as a poodle, but mair knowin'.
Sandy remarked, "Ye wadna think, noo, sic a sonsie doggie wad be leevin' i' the murky auld kirkyaird."
But Tammy's hauded 'im for Maister Brown, an' he says it's sonsie to gie the bonny wee a washin'.
I've been deaved aboot 'im a' the day, but I haena seen the sonsie rascal nor the braw collar the Laird Provost gied 'im.
Tis hame, and it's hame to see sic a sonsie Scots face—and it minds me of my blessed father.'Two Penniless Princesses|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for sonsy
/ (ˈsɒnsɪ) /
adjective -sier or -siest Scot, Irish and English dialect
plump; buxom; comely
Word Origin for sonsy
C16: from Gaelic sonas good fortune
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