Definition of sonsy in English:

sonsy

(also sonsie)

adjective

Scottish
literary
  • Having an attractive and healthy appearance.

    • ‘This eccentric character never enjoyed the faculty of sight, and many still living remember the sonsy, contented, and sightless face of Willie.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (also in the sense ‘lucky’): from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sonas ‘good fortune’ (from sona ‘fortunate’) + -y.

Pronunciation

sonsy

/ˈsɒnsi/