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blowzed

[blouzd] /blaʊzd/
adjective
1.

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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  • Meeting one of the blowzed and slatternly female servants, Landless asked where they might find the overseer.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • He sat on the edge of the cot, blowzed and untrussed, with his long hair tumbled and disordered.

    Men of Iron Howard Pyle
Word Origin and History for blowzed

blowzy

adj.

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

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