frowstiness

frowsty

[frou-stee]
adjective, frowstier, frowstiest. British Informal.
musty; ill-smelling.

Origin:
1860–65; perhaps dialectal variant of frowzy

frowstily, adverb
frowstiness, noun
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frowsty (ˈfraʊstɪ)
 
adj , -stier, -stiest
ill-smelling; stale; musty
 
'frowstiness
 
n

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frowsty
"having an unpleasant smell," 1865, of unknown origin; perhaps related to O.Fr. frouste "ruinous, decayed," or to O.E. þroh "rancid;" both of which also are of uncertain origin.
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