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frowst

noun \ ˈfrau̇st \

Definition of frowst

plural -s
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

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Origin and Etymology of frowst

back-formation from frowsty


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frowst

intransitive verb \ " \
variants: or froust \"\

Definition of frowst

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

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