frowst

noun
\ ˈfrau̇st \
plural -s

Definition of frowst

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British
: stale stuffy atmosphere : offensive or musty odor the frowst that rose … from my bedding— Monica Baldwin the frowst of a third-class carriage full of sleepy travelers— John Buchan
\ " \
variants: or froust \ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of frowst (Entry 2 of 2)

British
: to loll or lounge especially indoors why should one frowst within four walls on such a night— J. C. Snaith

History and Etymology for frowst

Noun

back-formation from frowsty

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“Frowst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frowst. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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