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


adjective blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier, blowziest
(esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
(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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