frowzy

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frowzy ‎(comparative frowzier, superlative frowziest)

  1. Alternative spelling of frowsy
    • 1983, Peter De Vries, Slouching Towards Kalamazoo, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., Chapter 3, p. 34,
      Half the pages of the frazzled directory hanging on a chain in the musty old booth into which I furtively sidled had turned their corners back on themselves. Such books are like frowzy old broads who have been handled by a thousand men.
    • 1994, J. M. Coetzee, The Master of Petersburg, London: Secker & Warburg, Chapter 8, p. 90,
      It is a relief to be rid of him. But a frowzy, fishy smell lingers in his room.

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