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or frousy

[frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/
adjective, frowsier, frowsiest.
Related forms
frowsily, adverb
frowsiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And what a sea of information is therein under that frowsy dome.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • For the most part they were heavy, frowsy creatures, slatternly and uncouth.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • He had a most amiable feeling towards it, were it ever so frowsy and undersized and sallow.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • She indicated Grandmother by an inclination of her frowsy head.

  • Presently, Annie, the laundress, put her frowsy head in at the door.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • The engine—a frowsy machine at the best—had been purposely disabled.

  • There rose into view the frowsy head and fat face of Jack's wife.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
  • And they are blatant and frowsy places, and the drink is rubbish—or poison.

    Not Guilty Robert Blatchford
  • Wade was not in a frame of mind to see any picturesqueness in that frowsy crowd.

Slang definitions & phrases for frowsy



A slovenly, unkempt woman: a few frowsies in skirts (1900+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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