• Apparently from an unrecorded Middle English *gust, from Old Norse gustr, from Proto-Germanic *gustiz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew-. Related to Old Norse gusa, Old High German gussa, Middle English guschen (> English gush).
  • The English word was not recorded before Shakespeare.
  • From Middle English gust, guste, from Latin gustus and Old French gust, goust.
  • From Middle English gusten, from the noun (see above)).

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