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frowsy

adjective frow·sy \ˈfrau̇-zē\

Simple Definition of frowsy

  • : having a messy or dirty appearance

Full Definition of frowsy

frow·si·er or frow·zi·erfrow·zi·est

  1. 1 :  musty, stale <a frowsy smell of stale beer and stale smoke — W. S. Maugham>

  2. 2 :  having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance <a couple of frowsy stuffed chairs — R. M. Williams>

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>



Variants of frowsy

or frow·zy play \ˈfrau̇-zē\

Origin of frowsy

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1681

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