westy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English westi, westig (desolate, deserted, lonely), from Old English wēstiġ (waste, deserted), from wēste (waste, desert) + -iġ (-y). See waste.

Adjective[edit]

westy (comparative westier or more westy, superlative westiest or most westy)

  1. (obsolete) Waste; desert.

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin obscure. Probably from Middle English westi (desolate, deserted, lonely) (see above), or possibly related to Scots weest (depressed, uneasy, anxious).

Adjective[edit]

westy (comparative westier or more westy, superlative westiest or most westy)

  1. (dialectal) Dizzy, giddy, confused.
    Whiles he lies wallowing, with a westy head — Joseph Hall.

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

westy

  1. Soft mutation of gwesty.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwesty westy ngwesty unchanged