dirty and untidy; slovenly.
- frowz·i·ly, adverb
- frowz·i·ness, noun
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How to use frowzy in a sentence
Instead, we were instantly surrounded by several hundred ragged, barefooted, frowzy-headed men shouting "Fresh fish!"
Its frowzy blinds were down, and out on the Pool nothing moved but a fishing-boat sweeping in upon the first of the flood.The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
From windows frowzy heads were thrust out and rude women mocked at me.Miss Caprice | St. George Rathborne
Ask again, who in that frowzy garb can presume to think of her or stand within fifty miles of her orbit?The Amazing Marriage, Complete | George Meredith
It was well painted, too, and stood out amongst its frowzy neighbors a thing approaching beauty.The One-Way Trail | Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for frowzy
untidy or unkempt in appearance; shabby
- frowziness, frouziness or frowsiness, noun
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