verb (used without object), drowsed, drows·ing.
verb (used with object), drowsed, drows·ing.
Origin of drowse
Examples from the Web for drowse
And then jest as I was gettin' into a drowse, I heered the cat in the buttery, and I got up to let her out.
The instant I put out the lamp and drowse off the irritation starts and the lumps on my skin begin to form.The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
The smoke from the burning wood made his eyes grow heavy; he began to drowse.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
Your days of hope are over, and you want to drowse by the fire.Northern Lights|Gilbert Parker
In the drowse of morning they seemed very lifeless and still.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
British Dictionary definitions for drowse
Word Origin for drowse
Word Origin and History for drowse
1570s, probably a back-formation from drowsy. Old English had a similar word, but there is a 600-year gap. Related: Drowsed; drowsing.