frowst

/ (fraʊst) /


noun
  1. British informal a hot and stale atmosphere; fug

Origin of frowst

1
C19: back formation from frowsty musty, stuffy, variant of frowzy

Words Nearby frowst

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How to use frowst in a sentence

  • Its charm is so deliciously old in this land, so deliciously young compared with the lovely frowst of Oxford and Cambridge.

    Letters from America | Rupert Brooke
  • The places are heated but not aired, and the smell is horrid; but they seem to revel in "frowst."

  • If you want to keep warm while travelling (to frowst, as the open air school calls it) do not get in with well-bred Englishwomen.

    Dangerous Ages | Rose Macaulay
  • I was pretty bad myself, but managed to move about all the time, for the frowst in my cabin would have sickened a hippo.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan
  • It was a big place with only a tiny stove to warm it, and the windows were shut so that the atmosphere was a cold frowst.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan