airsome a ADD ~ (Nfld). Cold, fresh, bracing (1863 MORETON 32).
1924 ENGLAND 66 Shrieks of storm devils shook the masts and a
ravening madness smudged out the universe. 'Dirty wedder' was about all the sealers would
admit. 'A bit airsome, sir.' 1933 GREENLEAF xxv 'Come in, Tammas, and hapse the door,
it's a bit airsome tonight.' 1937 DEVINE 6 ~ Cold, but pleasant and bracing. 1972
RUSSELL 15 Take an oil-coat for him in case it turns wetand the bear-skin rug. It
gets airsome these evenin's.