frowst

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from frowsty.

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Noun[edit]

frowst (plural frowsts)

  1. Stuffiness; stifling warmth in a room.
    • 1916, John Buchan, Greenmantle
      I was pretty bad myself, but managed to move about all the time, for the frowst in my cabin would have sickened a hippo.

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  • (stuffiness; stifling warmth): stuffiness
  • fustiness

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Verb[edit]

frowst (third-person singular simple present frowsts, present participle frowsting, simple past and past participle frowsted)

  1. (intransitive) To enjoy being in a warm, close, stuffy place.
    • 1902, Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories
      The cure for this ill is not to sit still, / Or frowst with a book by the fire;

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