AskDefine | Define frowsy

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frowsy adj : negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance" [syn: frowzy, slovenly] [also: frowsiest, frowsier]

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  • /ˈfɹæʊzi/

Adjective

  1. Having a dingy, neglected, and scruffy appearance.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p9
      He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.

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