rosy

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rosy; equivalent to rose +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

rosy (comparative rosier, superlative rosiest)

  1. Rose-coloured.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 2, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      If I close my eyes I can see Marie today as I saw her then. Round, rosy face, snub nose, dark hair piled up in a chignon.
  2. Resembling rose, as in scent of perfume.
  3. (figuratively) Optimistic.
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Verb[edit]

rosy (third-person singular simple present rosies, present participle rosying, simple past and past participle rosied)

  1. (transitive) To make pinkish in colour.
    • 2014, Lynn Viehl, Disenchanted & Co.
      Two flags of color rosied the jut of his cheekbones, giving him an unexpectedly boyish look.
  2. (transitive) To present in a deceptively optimistic or positive light.
    • 2003, Mary Abbott, Family Affairs
      In suburban Kent, the owners of the Chislehurst Caves recognised their potential as communal shelters. Nottingham people used the caves under the castle. Retrospect has rosied the accounts of shelter life.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Cockney rhyming slang, Rosie Lee.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Rosie (more common spelling, as per the etymology)

Noun[edit]

rosy (uncountable)

  1. (slang, Britain) tea
    I wish a cup of Rosy.
    I fancy a cup of rosy lee.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rosy f

  1. genitive singular of rosa

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosy

  1. dative singular of rosa
  2. locative singular of rosa
  3. nominative dual of rosa
  4. accusative dual of rosa

Malagasy[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rosy

  1. The Russian language.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔ.sɨ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔsɨ
  • Syllabification: ro‧sy

Noun[edit]

rosy f

  1. inflection of rosa:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural