- lustie (obsolete)
From Middle English lusty (“mirthful, pleasant, delicious, delightful”), equivalent to lust + -y. Compare Saterland Frisian lustich (“amusing”), West Frisian lustich (“amusing, funny”), Dutch lustig (“cheerful”), German lustig (“amusing”), Danish lystig (“merry”), Swedish lustig (“funny”).
- Exhibiting lust (in the obsolete sense meaning "vigor"); strong, healthy, robust; vigorous; full of sap or vitality.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], page 6:
- How luſh and luſty the graſſe lookes ? How greene ?
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], page 7:
- I ſaw him [Ferdinand] beare the ſurges vnder him, / And ride vpon their backes ; he trod the water / Whoſe enmity he flung aſide : and breſted / The ſurge moſt ſwolne that met him : his bold head / 'Bove the contentious waues he kept, and oared / Himſelfe with his good armes in luſty ſtroke / To th'ſhore ; that ore his waue-worne baſis bowed / As ſtooping to releeue him […]
- Hearty, merry, gleesome, enthusiastic, lively, stirring.
- (obsolete or informal) Given to experiencing lust; enjoying physical sensations; lustful.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Milton to this entry?)
- (obsolete) Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.
- (obsolete) Of large size; big.
- 1652 February 11, John Evelyn, “[Diary entry for 1 February 1652 (Julian calendar)]”, in William Bray, editor, Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, […] , volume I, 2nd edition, London: Henry Colburn, […], published 1819, OCLC 976971842:
- I thought to have embarked in the evening, but, for fear of pirates plying near the coast, I durst not trust our small vessel, and stayed till Monday following, when two or three lusty vessels were to depart.
- lusty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “lusty” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
- English: lusty