sonsy

adjective
\ ˈsän(t)-sē How to pronounce sonsy (audio) \
variants: or sonsie

Definition of sonsy

chiefly dialectal

First Known Use of sonsy

1720, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sonsy

Scots sons health, from Scottish Gaelic sonas luck, happiness

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“Sonsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sonsy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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