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Jan 12, 2006
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
fussbudget
rident
rangy
frowzy
looby

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frowzy or frowsy or frouzy

(FROU-zee) Pronunciation

adjective
1. Unkempt, slovenly.
2. Having a musty odor.

[Origin unknown.]

"[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.

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

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