(comparative more bightsome, superlative most bightsome)
- (UK dialectal) Having an air of ease combined with activity; easy; light; active.
From bight + -some, or alteration of Middle English buhsum (“obedient, flexible”), from Old English *būhsum (“bendable, flexible, pliant, obedient”), equivalent to bow + -some. Compare also Dutch buigzaam (“flexible, pliant”), German biegsam (“flexible, pliant”). See also buxom.