blowsy

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

Definition of blowsy

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

Examples of blowsy in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of blowsy

English dialect blowse, blowze wench


BLOWSY Defined for English Language Learners

blowsy

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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