variants or sonsie
chiefly dialectal

Word History


Scots sons health, from Scottish Gaelic sonas luck, happiness

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sonsy was in 1720

Dictionary Entries Near sonsy

Cite this Entry

“Sonsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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