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sonsy

[ 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.
agreeable; good-natured.
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Also sauncy, sonsie.

Origin of sonsy

1525–35; sonse “prosperity, good fortune” (Middle English (Scots ) <Scots Gaelic sonas, Middle Irish sonus, derivative of sona “prosperous, happy,” Old Irish son ) + -y1; cf. donsie
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British Dictionary definitions for sonsy

sonsy

sonsie

/ (ˈsɒnsɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest Scot, Irish and English dialect
plump; buxom; comely
cheerful; good-natured
lucky

Word Origin for sonsy

C16: from Gaelic sonas good fortune
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