blowsy

or blowz·y

[ blou-zee ]
/ ˈblaʊ zi /

adjective, blows·i·er, blows·i·est

having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
disheveled in appearance; unkempt.

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Also blowsed, blowzed [blouzd] /ˈblaʊzd/ .

Origin of blowsy

First recorded in 1760–70; obsolete blowze “wench” (of uncertain origin) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM blowsy

blows·i·ly, adverb
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blowsy

blowzy

/ (ˈblaʊzɪ) /

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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