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blousy

[blou-zee] /ˈblaʊ zi/
adjective, blousier, blousiest.
1.
Related forms
blousily, adverb

blowzy

or blowsy, blowzed, blowsed, blousy

[blou-zee] /ˈblaʊ zi/
adjective, blowzier, blowziest.
1.
having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2.
disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
Origin of blowzy
1760-1770
1760-70; obsolete blowze wench (< ?) + -y1
Related forms
blowzily, adverb
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  • Johnny, who wore a blousy white silk shirt, did not even put on his coat.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
Word Origin and History for blousy

blowzy

adj.

c.1770, from obsolete blouze (1570s), "wench, beggar's trull," perhaps originally a cant term, + -y (2).

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