- strong and healthy; robust.
- agreeable; good-natured.
Origin of sonsy
Examples from the Web for sonsy
Historical Examples of sonsy
Ye see, cook seems to belang more to a sonsy lassie than a mon.Fitz the Filibuster
George Manville Fenn
She wasna what people would ca' a pretty girl, for I hae seen her; but she had a sonsy face and intelligent een.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland
John Mackay Wilson
Davey saw no more of her than her sonsy face, surrounded with the fair wisps of curls.The Pioneers
Katharine Susannah Prichard
He was as proud of the sonsy house as Gourlay himself, if for a different reason, and he used to boast of it to his comrades.
She listened to the talk of the men with a faint smile about her weary lips, her eyes upon the sonsy range.
- plump; buxom; comely
- cheerful; good-natured