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frowsty

[ frou-stee ]
/ ˈfraʊ sti /
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adjective, frowst·i·er, frowst·i·est.British Informal.
musty; ill-smelling.
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Origin of frowsty

First recorded in 1860–65; perhaps dialectal variant of frowzy

OTHER WORDS FROM frowsty

frowst·i·ly, adverbfrowst·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for frowsty

frowsty
/ (ˈfraʊstɪ) /

adjective -stier or -stiest
ill-smelling; stale; musty

Derived forms of frowsty

frowstiness, noun
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