- dirty and untidy; slovenly.
- ill-smelling; musty.
Origin of frowzy
Examples from the Web for frouzy
Historical Examples of frouzy
A swarm of naked brats with a frouzy Indian wife set up a howl of woe.The Story of the Trapper
A. C. Laut
The frouzy cotton was visible at other places—peeping through various rents both in jacket and trousers.The Wild Huntress
I envy his children (I am sure he has a frouzy, ragged brood of them) for they have at least somewhere to sleep.Curiosities of Impecuniosity
H. G. Somerville
frouzy or frowsy
- untidy or unkempt in appearance; shabby
- ill-smelling; frowsty
Word Origin for frowzy
also frowsy, 1680s, possibly related to dialectal frowsty (q.v.).