floozie

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Etymology[edit]

Corruption of flossy in the sense of showy.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfluː.zi/
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  • Rhymes: -uːzi

Noun[edit]

floozie (plural floozies)

  1. A vulgar or sexually promiscuous woman; a hussy or slattern.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 13, in On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454, part 1:
      «Sure thing. You going with that little Mexican floozy
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 418]:
      Now I was a forsaken codger snuffling disgracefully from a beautiful floozy's abuse.
  2. A prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets.

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