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blowsy

[blou-zee] /ˈblaʊ zi/
adjective, blowsier, blowsiest.
1.
Related forms
blowsily, adverb
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  • The reader is constantly cued to perceive her as blowsy and imperfect, but compensatingly vital and full of feeling.
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blowsy

/ˈblaʊzɪ/
adjective blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier, blowziest
1.
(esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
2.
(of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced
Derived Forms
blowsily, blowzily, adverb
blowsiness, blowziness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin
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