blowzy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blowzy characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Blowzy Coarse and ruddy-faced; fat and ruddy; high colored; frowzy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blowzy Ruddyfaced; fat and ruddy; high-colored.
    • blowzy Disheveled; unkempt: as, blowzy hair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Blowzy fat and ruddy, or flushed with exercise, dishevelled, slatternly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. related to root of Blush; or of cant origin.

Usage

In literature:

The loveliness of the woods in March is not, assuredly, of this blowzy rustic type.
"Essays of Travel" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Meanwhile it gets us a blowzy character, by shouldering roughly among the children of civilization.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
Were we really blowzy, we said to ourself?
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
She was a hearty, blowzy little girl.
"The Bread-winners" by John Hay
Darling was by old Grafton's Bolivar, out of Blowzy.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Then a great, coarse, blowzy-faced man, with enormous grease spots on his clothes, winked at the others.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
His blowzy face was blowzier than ever.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Child-bearing makes these women blowzy.
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker
There's a lot of chance in golf, although tennis is blowzy.
"Affinities and Other Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehard
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In poetry:

My poppies are my joy and pride;
Yet wistfully I gaze outside
To where their sisters yearn;
Their blowzy crimson cups afire,
Their lips aflutter with desire
To give without return.
"Gipsy" by Robert W Service