Definition of Donsie
1. unlucky [adj] - See also: unlucky
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donsie
donor splice junction
donsie (current term)
Literary usage of Donsie
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"A Guid New-Year, t J. Their donsie tricks, their black mistakes, I've seen the day, and sae hae ye, Ye wad na been sae donsie, O. Dool [sorrow]. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"donsie, unlucky ; from the Gaelic donas, misfortune; the reverse of tanas, ... Their donsie tricks, their black mistakes, Their failings and mischances. ..."
3. The Gaelic Etymology of the Languages of Western Europe and More Especially by Charles Mackay (1877)
"donsie (Lowland Scotch) .—Unlucky. Their donne tricks, their black mistakes ... But perhaps donsie as signifying unlucky is from the Irish and Gaelic donas, ..."