frowsy frowsy


  • (adj) negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt



  1. Slowly she ingratiated herself, devoting her tenacity, her resourcefulness, her frowsy full-blown beauty to the sordid ends of money and social position.
  2. In any case, when the Gestapo pounced on the three of them in a frowsy little Montmartre hotel, Mathilde was more like a purring cat than a fighting tigress.
  3. The chief of staff's normally impeccable office had become a frowsy litter of coffee cups, cigarette butts, carbines and musette bags.


  • "Every morning, she woke up at 5 am and changed from the frowsy muu-muus she wore around the apartment into a tailored suit and high-heeled pumps," Obama wrote.
    on Nov 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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