a sudden, strong blast of wind.
a sudden rush or burst of water, fire, smoke, sound, etc.
an outburst of passionate feeling.
verb (used without object)
to blow or rush in gusts.
Archaic. flavor or taste.
Obsolete. enjoyment or gratification.
verb (used with object)
Scot. to taste; savor.
a sudden blast of wind
a sudden rush of smoke, sound, etc
an outburst of emotion
to blow in gusts: the wind was gusting to more than 50 mph
1580s, possibly a dialectal survival from Old Norse gustr “a cold blast of wind” (related to gusa “to gush, spurt”) or Old High German gussa “flood,” both from Proto-Germanic *gustiz, from PIE *gheus-, from root *gheu- “to pour” (see found (2)). Probably originally in English as a nautical term. As a verb, from 1813. Related: Gusted; gusting.
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