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- adj. Having a dingy, neglected, and scruffy appearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See frowzy.
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
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Max Bedacht was not the kind of frowsy, self-assertive Communist most Congressmen were accustomed to encountering.
And the way the woman referred to Ermina implied there was no love lost between this frowsy neighbor in her faded tracksuit and Ermina Blaylock.
After this outburst the man slept gently on, while the little girl still held the parasol aloft and looked down with a great wonder at the frowsy, unkempt creature, trying to reconcile it with the little part of life that she knew.
All these were blotted out by a grotesque and terrible nightmare brood — frowsy, shuffling creatures from the pavements of Whitechapel, gin-bloated hags of the stews, and all the vast hell's following of harpies, vile-mouthed and filthy, that under the guise of monstrous female form prey upon sailors, the scrapings of the ports, the scum and slime of the human pit.
One was a frowsy fat fellow with the features of a slug—a slug that wore a derby and a cheap suit two sizes too small.
Although the Blairs never came close, not that they had the opportunity, to committing the upholstery crimes of a Saddam Hussein, their frowsy London interiors, furiously draped, chandeliered, patterned and cluttered, seemed to hint at something stranger than decorative idiosyncrasy.
Consider a few of the most viral stories in the US media the past several weeks: Britain's Got Talent frowsy-haired singing phenom Susan Boyle, the toned arms and zeitgeist fashion sense of Michelle Obama, and Bo, the bouncy First Puppy.
Mr.R. is not alarmed, but delighted, when she slips into his quarters on a frowsy Friday morning, eyes bright, ribbons of yarn in her wavy hair, plaid micro mini, no bra, nipples pushing the taut polyester.
He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.
"Every morning, she woke up at 5 a.m. and changed from the frowsy muu-muus she wore around the apartment into a tailored suit and high-heeled pumps," Obama wrote.