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(ˈsɒnsɪ) or


adj, -sier or -siest
1. plump; buxom; comely
2. cheerful; good-natured
3. lucky
[C16: from Gaelic sonas good fortune]


or son•sie

(ˈsɒn si)

adj. -si•er, -si•est. Chiefly Dial.
healthy; robust.
[1525–35; (Middle English (Scots) < Scottish Gaelic sonas]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sonsy - (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves; "Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes"; "a curvy young woman in a tight dress"
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
References in classic literature ?
Lynde was behind her, sonsy, kindly, matronly, as of yore.
Thank you for all your kindness to me this summer,' just as I would have said it to the sonsy, bustling, keen-eyed housewife I expected her to be when I came.
But none (in my opinion) is presented as the object of a "dominating male gaze" (Brunette 113), this kind of artifice having no truck with the sonsy pin-up, destined as it is for Vogue rather than Playboy.