donsie

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adjective don·sie \ˈdän(t)-sē\
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donsy

Definition of donsie

  1. 1 dialectal British :  unlucky

  2. 2 Scotland a :  restiveb :  saucy

  3. 3 chiefly northern Midland :  slightly ill

Origin and Etymology of donsie

Scottish Gaelic donas evil, harm + English -ie


First Known Use: 1720


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