adjective blow·sy \ˈbla-zē\

of a woman : not neat or clean in her clothing or appearance and usually fat

Full Definition of BLOWSY

:  having a sloppy or unkempt appearance or aspect :  frowsy
:  being coarse and ruddy of complexion

Variants of BLOWSY

blow·sy also blow·zy \ˈbla-zē\

Examples of BLOWSY

  1. <a large, blowsy woman in frumpy clothes runs the diner>

Origin of BLOWSY

English dialect blowse, blowze wench
First Known Use: circa 1712

Rhymes with BLOWSY


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