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blowsy

or blowz路y

[ blou-zee ]
/ 藞bla蕣 zi /
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adjective, blows路i路er, blows路i路est
having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
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Also blowsed, blowzed [blouzd] /藞bla蕣zd/ .

Origin of blowsy

First recorded in 1760鈥70; obsolete blowze 鈥渨ench鈥 (of uncertain origin) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM blowsy

blows路i路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for blowsy

blowsy

blowzy

/ (藞bla蕣z瑟) /

adjective blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier or blowziest
(esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
(of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced

Derived forms of blowsy

blowsily or blowzily, adverbblowsiness or blowziness, noun

Word Origin for blowsy

C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin
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