adjective \ˈfra-zē\

: having a messy or dirty appearance

frow·si·er or frow·zi·erfrow·zi·est

Full Definition of FROWSY

:  musty, stale <a frowsy smell of stale beer and stale smoke — W. S. Maugham>
:  having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance <a couple of frowsy stuffed chairs — R. M. Williams>

Variants of FROWSY

frow·sy or frow·zy \ˈfra-zē\

Examples of FROWSY

  1. <a frowsy family living in wretched poverty>
  2. <the abandoned house was dank and frowsy and barely fit for human habitation>

Origin of FROWSY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1681

Rhymes with FROWSY


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