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.