Definition - showing a frown
Frowny has recently enjoyed a triumphant return into our dictionary. The word had first been defined by us in the 1864 edition of our unabridged dictionary (“Frowning; scowling. Rare”), but was removed for the 1961 edition. It was removed because not enough people were using it, and dictionaries usually require that a word retain some currency in a language in order to keep their valuable real estate. So do your part to keep frowny alive; use this word in your SCRABBLE games, your term papers, your telegraphed dispatches from the front, your tear-stained letters.
I had become the Norma Rae of frowny faces.
— Addam Schwartz, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 May 2018