Middle English lusty, lusti "mirthful, pleasant, delicious, delightful" from lust (“desire, appetite”) + -y, -i. Compare Middle Dutch lustich (Dutch lustig "cheerful"), Middle High German lustic (German lustig "amusing"), Old Norse lostigr (Swedish lustig "funny", Danish lystig "merry"). More at lust, -y.
- Rhymes: -ʌsti
- Strong, healthy and vigorous.
- hearty and enthusiastic.
- (informal, proscribed) Given to experiencing lust; enjoying physical sensations.