- having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
- disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
Origin of blowsy
Related Words for blowzymessy, bedraggled, glowing, disordered, dirty, tousled, ruffled, frowzy, grubby, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, untidy, mussy, blowzy, scuzzy, flush, pink, rubicund
Examples from the Web for blowzy
Historical Examples of blowzy
It was the nurse, her sleeve lifted, her blowzy face convulsed.
The May sun was striding, an incongruous, provincial virgin, through a litter of blowzy streets.Gargoyles
One face (the front) was blowzy and freckled, with a small pug nose and a quarrelsome mouth.
Gwendolyn lifted terrified eyes for a second look at the brick-colored hair, the blowzy countenance.
Meanwhile it gets us a blowzy character, by shouldering roughly among the children of civilization.One of Our Conquerors, Complete
- (esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
- (of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced
Word Origin for blowsy
c.1770, from obsolete blouze (1570s), "wench, beggar's trull," perhaps originally a cant term, + -y (2).