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frouzy

[frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/
adjective, frouzier, frouziest.
1.

frowzy

or frouzy

[frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/
adjective, frowzier, frowziest.
1.
dirty and untidy; slovenly.
2.
ill-smelling; musty.
Origin of frowzy
1675-1685
1675-85; origin uncertain
Related forms
frowzily, adverb
frowziness, noun
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  • I envy his children (I am sure he has a frouzy, ragged brood of them) for they have at least somewhere to sleep.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
  • A swarm of naked brats with a frouzy Indian wife set up a howl of woe.

  • The frouzy cotton was visible at other places—peeping through various rents both in jacket and trousers.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for frouzy

frowzy

/ˈfraʊzɪ/
adjective frowzier, frowziest, frouzier, frouziest, frowsier, frowsiest
1.
untidy or unkempt in appearance; shabby
2.
ill-smelling; frowsty
Derived Forms
frowziness, frouziness, frowsiness, noun
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for frouzy

frowzy

adj.

also frowsy, 1680s, possibly related to dialectal frowsty (q.v.).

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