frowzily

frowzy

[frou-zee]
adjective, frowzier, frowziest.
1.
dirty and untidy; slovenly.
2.
ill-smelling; musty.
Also, frouzy.


Origin:
1675–85; origin uncertain

frowzily, adverb
frowziness, noun
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frowzy, frouzy or frowsy (ˈfraʊzɪ)
 
adj , frowzier, frowziest, frouzier, frouziest, frowsier, frowsiest
1.  untidy or unkempt in appearance; shabby
2.  ill-smelling; frowsty
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
frouzy, frouzy or frowsy
 
adj
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
frowsy, frouzy or frowsy
 
adj
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
'frowziness, frouzy or frowsy
 
n
 
'frouziness, frouzy or frowsy
 
n
 
'frowsiness, frouzy or frowsy
 
n

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frowzy
also frowsy, 1680s, possibly related to dialectal frowsty (q.v.).
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