[ son-see ]
/ ˈsɒn si /

adjective, son·si·er, son·si·est.Scot. and North England, Irish English.

strong and healthy; robust.
agreeable; good-natured.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (ˈsɒnsɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest Scot, Irish and English dialect

plump; buxom; comely
cheerful; good-natured

Word Origin for sonsy

C16: from Gaelic sonas good fortune
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