blowsy

or blowz·y

[blou-zee]
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Also blowsed, blowzed [blouzd] /ˈblaʊzd/.

Origin of blowsy

1760–70; obsolete blowze wench (< ?) + -y1
Related formsblows·i·ly, adverb
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blowsy

blowzy

adjective blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier or blowziest
  1. (esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
  2. (of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced
Derived Formsblowsily or blowzily, adverbblowsiness or blowziness, noun

Word Origin for blowsy

C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin
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