- having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
- disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
Origin of blowsy
Related Words for blowsyrun-down, shabby, frumpy, dingy, drab, antiquated, unkempt, baggy, vintage, bygone, plain, blooming, crimson, florid, flush, flushed, fresh, full-blooded, glowing, healthy
Examples from the Web for blowsy
Historical Examples of blowsy
That face, all blowsy and flushed, was at once wild and stupefied.Tatterdemalion
As if I would have given her any money, the impudent, blowsy thing!In Wild Rose Time
Amanda M. Douglas
"Rough and blowsy, of course, like any other country girl," was Rose's reply.The English Orphans
Mary Jane Holmes
There was a blowsy cheeked bar-maid, Mother Conarty's daughter.Tramping on Life
The loveliness of the woods in March is not, assuredly, of this blowsy rustic type.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
- (esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
- (of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced