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blowzy

[blou-zee] /ˈblaʊ zi/
adjective, blowzier, blowziest.
1.
having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2.
disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
Also, blowsy, blowzed, blowsed [blouzd] /blaʊzd/ (Show IPA), blousy.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; obsolete blowze wench (< ?) + -y1
Related forms
blowzily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for blowzily

blowzy

adj.

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

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