pensy

adjective
pen·​sy | \ ˈpen(t)sē \

Definition of pensy

1 dialectal : pensive, thoughtful
2 dialectal, England : squeamish
3 chiefly Scottish : self-important, conceited

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History and Etymology for pensy

Middle English pensie, pensey, probably from Middle French pensif pensive

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“Pensy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pensy. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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