from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of blowzy.
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- adj. Having a reddish, coarse complexion, especially with a pudgy face.
- adj. Slovenly or unkempt, in the manner of a beggar or slattern.
- adj. Unrefined, countrified.
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- adj. characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
Here, between invisible walls, the fog hung thick and warm and sticky, crowding up close, with a kind of blowsy intimacy that whispered the atmosphere of the place.
Whether Mr. Carrollton liked "blowsy" complexions or not, he certainly admired Maggie's at that moment, and drawing her closer to his side, he said, half playfully, half earnestly: "To see you thus anxious for me, Maggie, more than atones for your waywardness when last we parted.
Tottering around with a martini glass, Charlotte Akin is delightfully blowsy as the widowed Queen Margaret -- a woman who relishes her bitterness.
Sunlight poured through branches heavy with green, and huge, blowsy peonies nodded in the warm breeze.
As the night wears on, the bitter contretemps between the squabbling pair gets progressively uglier-especially when blowsy, gin-soaked Martha mentions the couple's "son."
Ged Dale, Eccles, LancsOne is a blowsy, overblown and preposterous melodrama played out to a hysterical score.
Hibiscus 'Peppermint Schnapps' - For an explosion of blowsy bloom in late summer, you can't grow anything better than hibiscus.
In 1999, he set up his own production company, Baby Cow (an oblique homage to Paul Calf and his blowsy sister, Pauline) with business partner Henry Normal.
"Don't You Remember" executes this exasperating manoeuvre particularly acutely, between verse (gripping) and chorus (blowsy).
He was the meticulous bourgeois writer in his starched collar and bow tie; she the blowsy chatterbox, a former barmaid, 27 years his junior.