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  • adj. Having high colour from exposure to the weather; ruddy-faced; disordered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having high color from exposure to the weather; ruddy-faced; blowzy; disordered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Blowzy; made ruddy and coarse-complexioned, as by exposure to the weather; fat and high-colored.


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  • Miggs, all blowzed with the exertion of getting there, and with her sobs and tears, sat down upon her property to rest and grieve, until she could ensnare some other youth to help her home.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • It was in this manner that my eldest daughter was hemmed in, and thumped about, all blowzed, in spirits, and bawling for fair play, fair play, with a voice that might deafen a ballad singer, when confusion on confusion, who should enter the room but our two great acquaintances from town, Lady Blarney and Miss Carolina Wilelmina

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • Huge women blowzed with health, and wind, and rain

    Early Reviews of English Poets

  • Twenty blowzed and bearded men, ravenous and wild-eyed with hunger, presently file into the room.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • She had been dancing, and she was warm and red, her hair blowzed about her head.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates : fiction, fact & fancy concerning the buccaneers & marooners of the Spanish Main

  • You know the church is two miles off, and I protest I don't like to see my daughters trudging up to their pew all blowzed and red with walking, and looking for all the world as if they had been winners at a [v] smock race.

    The Literary World Seventh Reader

  • I looked again, and saw -- and see -- a rose amongst blowzed poppies and peonies, a pearl amidst glass beads, a Perdita in a ring of rustics, a nonparella of all grace and beauty!

    To Have and to Hold

  • Meeting one of the blowzed and slatternly female servants, Landless asked where they might find the overseer.

    Prisoners of Hope A Tale of Colonial Virginia

  • Huge women _blowzed_ with health, and wind, and rain,

    Famous Reviews

  • He had a rosy face: in spite of former long sea-wear, not blowzed, but delicately tinted; he snuffled when he talked in a way which I could only define as classical; and it was admitted that his nosegay vest and blue coat, as far as tender refinement went, far surpassed anything in the room.

    Vesty of the Basins


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  • The other seven seemed to have been just up, risen perhaps from their customers in the fore-house, and their nocturnal orgies, with faces, three or four of them, that had run, the paint lying in streaky seams not half blowzed off, discovering coarse wrinkled skins...

    Belford to Lovelace, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 5, 2007

  • ruddy-faced, high-colored (from wind or sun); also disheveled, disordered

    December 5, 2007