Sami J (skittles22088) wrote in 1word1day,
Sami J
skittles22088
1word1day

frowzy

frowzy or frowsy, adjective

FROW-zee

1 - messy or shabby in personal appearance or manner of dress
2 - In North America.  unpleasant to be in because of mustiness, staleness, or a bad smell

The origin is unknown, but the first known use is from 1681.

Examples:
For the sake of their image, the band members transformed themselves from clean-cut lads to frowzy rockers.
Joe's house was unlivable after the flood due to its frowzy smell.
Tags: adjective, f, unknown etymology, wordsmith: skittles22088
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Voluptuary

    voluptuary [v uh- luhp-choo-er-ee] noun: a person whose life is devoted to luxury and sensual pleasures adjective: of, relating to, or…

  • Tuesday word: Paternal

    Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 Paternal (adjective) pa·ter·nal [puh-tur-nl] adjective 1. characteristic of or befitting a father;…

  • Sunday Word: Scarper

    scarper [ skahr-per] verb: 1 (British ) run away, flee 2 to flee or depart suddenly, especially without having paid one's bills Examples:…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 3 comments