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- adj. lucky; fortunate; thriving; plump
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See soncy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lucky; happy; good-humored; well-conditioned; buxom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
Elspeth would have called her sonsy, signifying bonny and buxom.
Given a decent education, a fair fortune, a good-looking and vigorous husband to whom she had taken a fancy, and no special temptation, and she might have been a blameless, merry, "sonsy" _commere_, and have died in an odor of very reasonable sanctity.
A 1920s guidebook described Shandy Hall as "sonsy"– a Scottish word meaning good-natured, and that's true.
It ain't easy for a sonsy matron with blonde curls to look like the wrath of God, but she was managing uncommon well.
‘Ye may swear that,’ replied the provost — ‘as black a Jacobite as the auld leaven can make him; but a sonsy, merry companion, that none of us think it worth while to break wi’ for all his brags and his clavers.
“Is she a pretty girl?” said the Duke; “her sister does not get beyond a good comely sonsy lass.”
But Jock cam' to questions, and being a fallow/Stout, buirdly and sonsy, he soon pleased her taste,/And awa' went the twasome, haup-jaup in their daffin',/Thro' wynds and blind alleys no time for to waste.
Groaning under the '_sonsy haggis_,'  and many other savoury dainties, unseen for twelve months before, the relish communicated to the company, by the appearance of the festive board, is more easily conceived than described.
John studied her face for a moment It was a sonsy and simple face, and her eyes were not unkindly.
Dan's smile was broader and broader, and I noticed the red blood flaming in the cheeks of our own sonsy dairy lassies, Liz and