Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a coarsely ruddy and bloated appearance.
  • adjective Disheveled and frowzy; unkempt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ruddyfaced; fat and ruddy; high-colored.
  • Disheveled; unkempt: as, blowzy hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Coarse and ruddy-faced; fat and ruddy; high colored; frowzy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of blowsy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From obsolete blowze, beggar woman, slattern.]

Examples

  • "blowzy" we were moved for a few moments to an honest self-scrutiny and repentance.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • On the other, our 2008 Gewurztraminer for its blowzy, passionate expression of a vintage.

    Q&A

  • On the other, our 2008 Gewurztraminer for its blowzy, passionate expression of a vintage.

    Q&A: Bob Madill, General Manager, Sheldrake Point Vineyard

  • On the other, our 2008 Gewurztraminer for its blowzy, passionate expression of a vintage.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Fully realized blossoms -- blatant and blowzy, lavishly colored and shamelessly, intoxicatingly scented like the blooming sexual organs that they are.

    Donna Henes: Summer Fevers

  • Fully realized blossoms -- blatant and blowzy, lavishly colored and shamelessly, intoxicatingly scented like the blooming sexual organs that they are.

    Donna Henes: Summer Fevers

  • Some men might find her physically attractive, I suppose, if you like that dyed blonde, blowzy, over-sexed type.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • She knocked the blowzy diner scenes from her desk, moistened her hands and pulled a lump of clay from the bag.

    Cock Sculpting

  • Pictures As in these videos, Mr. Galifianakis uses his blowzy presence to great effect on stage.

    A Stand-Up Gets His Close Up

  • She knocked the blowzy diner scenes from her desk, moistened her hands and pulled a lump of clay from the bag.

    Cock Sculpting

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  • A blowzy old bag in a brown hat

    flutters mascara...

    - Peter Reading, Interview, from Fiction, 1979

    June 26, 2008

  • also spelled blousy and blowsy

    November 14, 2012