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A.Word.A.Day--frowzy

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This week's theme: words to describe people.

frowzy (FROU-zee) adjective, also frowsy, frouzy

1. Unkempt, slovenly.

2. Having a musty odor.

[Origin unknown.]

See more usage examples of frowzy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"[CBC] has been grooming two series for a couple of years - Rideau Hall, about a frowzy former disco queen as governor general, and An American in Canada, about a vain U.S. news anchor who finds himself playing second banana on a third-rate Calgary morning show." Tony Atherton; An Unfunny Thing Happened On the Way to CBC; The Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Feb 27, 2003.

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Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? -Thomas Wolfe, novelist (1900-1938)

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