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frowzy

[frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/
adjective, frowzier, frowziest.
1.
dirty and untidy; slovenly.
2.
ill-smelling; musty.
Also, frouzy.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; origin uncertain
Related forms
frowzily, adverb
frowziness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frowziness

frowzy

/ˈfraʊzɪ/
adjective frowzier, frowziest, frouzier, frouziest, frowsier, frowsiest
1.
untidy or unkempt in appearance; shabby
2.
ill-smelling; frowsty
Derived Forms
frowziness, frouziness, frowsiness, noun
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for frowziness
frowzy
also frowsy, 1680s, possibly related to dialectal frowsty (q.v.).
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