blowsy

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adjective blow·sy \ˈblau̇-zē\
variants: or less commonly

blowzy

Definition of blowsy

  1. 1 :  having a sloppy or unkempt appearance or aspect :  frowsy

  2. 2 :  being coarse and ruddy of complexion

Examples of blowsy in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of blowsy

English dialect blowse, blowze wench


BLOWSY Defined for English Language Learners

blowsy

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adjective

Definition of blowsy for English Language Learners

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



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