from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unkempt; slovenly: frowzy clothes; a frowzy professor.
- adj. Having an unpleasant smell; musty: a frowzy pantry.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of frowsy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a state of disorder; offensive to the eye; slovenly; soiled; dingy; unkempt; dirty: said especially of the dress or the hair.
- Musty; rank; frowy.
- Froward; peevish; surly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
And truly I saw Johnny Upright, and his good wife and fair daughters, and frowzy slavey, like so many ghosts flitting eastward through the gloom, the monster city roaring at their heels.
There we were, in our Sunday best, watching the frowzy drowsy fille advance to the west.
And here to the doorstep came the "slavey," very frowzy and very perplexed, to tell me that the missus would let me come back and wait in the kitchen.
Soprano Emily Albrink's pert, pearl-toned Susanna may have been the liveliest, most affectionately detailed performance of the evening, but the coltish Cherubino of mezzo Brandy Lynn Hawkins, the amusingly frowzy Marcellina of mezzo Cynthia Hanna and the winkingly flamboyant turn by tenor Jesús Daniel Hernandez as Basilio all made fine impressions.
The old lady with the shawl and trowel adores her frowzy garden and in the vanished days of the empire-the pulse of the explorer quickened at the sight of a desert floor.
She walked in the door, Tanya Berenger, in a maxidress and thrift-shop boots, once a well-known costume designer, now ancient and frowzy, living in a room in a sad hotel off Times Square, a place where the desk clerk sits behind a grille eating a tongue sandwich.
This knife-wielding psychopath isn't jaunty, but hunched and frowzy.
With all the intensity at her command, this excellent actress is playing a weary, frowzy woman, out of work and frighteningly down on her luck.
Such hair as he had was of a grizzled black, cut short and straight upon his temples, and hanging in a frowzy fringe about his ears.
The proprietor of this charming retreat, and owner of the ragged head before mentioned — for he wore an old tie – wig as bare and frowzy as a stunted hearth – broom — had by this time joined them; and stood a little apart, rubbing his hands, wagging his hoary bristled chin, and smiling in silence.