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(Brit, informal) a hot and stale atmosphere; fug
Word Origin
C19: back formation from frowsty musty, stuffy, variant of frowzy
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  • Lying in bed in the morning when there is no First School is a "frowst."

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • By a subtle law of association, an armchair is also a "frowst."

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The places are heated but not aired, and the smell is horrid; but they seem to revel in "frowst."

  • If you want to keep warm while travelling (to frowst, as the open air school calls it) do not get in with well-bred Englishwomen.

    Dangerous Ages

    Rose Macaulay
  • I was pretty bad myself, but managed to move about all the time, for the frowst in my cabin would have sickened a hippo.

    Greenmantle John Buchan

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