frowzy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj frowzy negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt "filled the door with her frowzy bulk","frowzy white hair","slovenly appearance"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Frowzy Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy. "With head all frowzy .""The frowzy soldiers' wives hanging out clothes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • frowzy In a state of disorder; offensive to the eye; slovenly; soiled; dingy; unkempt; dirty: said especially of the dress or the hair.
    • frowzy Musty; rank; frowy.
    • frowzy Froward; peevish; surly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Frowzy frow′zi rough and tangled
    • Frowzy Also Frow′sy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Frouzy

Usage

In literature:

No gentle blood in him, no hospitality, not even pleasant language, nor a good new oath in his frowzy pate!
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
It was all frowzy, jaded, forlorn.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The sisters wash at the sink, Mika combing her mass of frowzy dark hair, talking meanwhile.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
From windows frowzy heads were thrust out and rude women mocked at me.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
They were a "frowzy lot," as Miss Briggs characterized their appearance.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
What can she have in common with that tiresome, frowzy old Frosty?
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
She has light, frowzy hair, and a round, full figure.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
Tom looks frowzy; I won't say anything about the others.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The women who lounge here are generally stoutish and slatternly, with few clothes on, but plenty of frowzy hair.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
And you can picture the turbaned Apaches with their frowzy hair and the ugly smears of paint across their grinning faces.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
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In poetry:

And she was manned by frowzy men,
Bohemians eke, who love
To fight at odds, like one to ten,
And reck not where they rove.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson