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donsie

adjective don·sie \ˈdän(t)-sē\

Definition of donsie

  1. 1 dial British :  unlucky

  2. 2 Scottish a :  restive b :  saucy

  3. 3 chiefly northern Midland :  slightly ill



Variants of donsie

or don·sy play \ˈdän(t)-sē\

Origin of donsie

Scottish Gaelic donas evil, harm + English -ie


First Known Use: 1720


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