[guhs-toh] /ˈgʌs toʊ/

noun, plural gustoes.
hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general:
to dance with gusto.
Synonyms: enthusiasm, delight, relish, zest, spirit, fervor.
individual taste or liking:
The boy is an imaginative charmer, with a gusto for storytelling.
Archaic. artistic style or taste.
vigorous enjoyment, zest, or relish, esp in the performance of an action: the aria was sung with great gusto

1620s, from Italian gusto “taste,” from Latin gustus “a tasting,” related to gustare “to taste, take a little of,” from PIE root *geus- “to taste, choose” (cf. Sanskrit jus- “enjoy, be pleased,” Avestan zaosa- “pleasure,” Old Persian dauš- “enjoy”), a root that forms words for “taste” in Greek and Latin, but mostly meaning “try” or “choose” in Germanic and Celtic (cf. Old English cosan, cesan “to choose,” Gothic kausjan “to test, to taste of,” Old High German koston “try,” German kosten “taste of”). The semantic development could have been in either direction. In English, guste “organ of taste, sense of taste,” is mid-15c., from French.


Beer: get some gusto


Read Also:

  • Guston

    [guhs-tuh n] /ˈgʌs tən/ noun 1. Philip, 1912–80, U.S. abstract expressionist painter, born in Canada.

  • Gusty

    [guhs-tee] /ˈgʌs ti/ adjective, gustier, gustiest. 1. blowing or coming in , as wind, rain, or storms. 2. affected or marked by of wind, rain, etc.: a gusty day. 3. occurring or characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts, as sound or laughter. 4. full of meaningless, pretentious talk: gusty speechmaking. 5. vigorous; hearty; zestful: a […]

  • Gut

    [guht] /gʌt/ noun 1. the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Compare , , . 2. guts. 3. the belly; stomach; abdomen. 4. the substance forming the case of the intestine; intestinal tissue or fiber: sheep’s gut. 5. a preparation of the intestines of an animal, used […]

  • Gutbucket

    [guht-buhk-it] /ˈgʌtˌbʌk ɪt/ noun 1. jazz played in the raucous and high-spirited style of barrelhouse. /ˈɡʌtˌbʌkɪt/ noun 1. a highly emotional style of jazz playing noun [1910+ Jazz musicians; first sense fr a New Orleans name for a low resort, where a gutbucket, that is, a beer bucket or a chamber pot, would be used […]

Disclaimer: Gusto definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.