blowzy

[blou-zee]
adjective, blowzier, blowziest.
1.
having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2.
disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
Also, blowsy, blowzed, blowsed [blouzd] , blousy.


Origin:
1760–70; obsolete blowze wench (< ?) + -y1

blowzily, adverb
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blowsy or blowzy (ˈblaʊzɪ)
 
adj , blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier, blowziest
1.  (esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
2.  (of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced
 
[C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin]
 
blowzy or blowzy
 
adj
 
[C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin]
 
'blowsily or blowzy
 
adv
 
'blowzily or blowzy
 
adv
 
'blowsiness or blowzy
 
n
 
'blowziness or blowzy
 
n

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blowzy
c.1770, from obsolete blouze (1570s), "wench, beggar's trull," perhaps originally a cant term.
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Over the years large hunks of its blowzy decoration have been removed, leaving it more curiosity than contretemps.
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