Blowze \Blowze\, n. [Prob. from the same root as blush.] A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • blowzy — blowzily, adv. /blow zee/, adj., blowzier, blowziest. 1. having a coarse, ruddy complexion. 2. disheveled in appearance; unkempt. Also, blowsy, blowzed, blowsed /blowzd/, blousy. [1760 70; obs. blowze wench ( < ?) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • blowsy — [ blaʊzi] (also blowzy) adjective (blowsier, blowsiest) (of a woman) coarse, untidy, and red faced. Derivatives blowsily adverb blowsiness noun Origin C17: from obs. blowze beggar s female companion , of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • blowzy — blowz•y or blows•y [[t]ˈblaʊ zi[/t]] adj. blowz•i•er or blows•i•er, blowz•i•est or blows•i•est 1) having a coarse, ruddy complexion 2) disheveled; unkempt • Etymology: 1760–70; obs. blowze wench blowz′i•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • blowzy — /ˈblaʊzi / (say blowzee) adjective (blowzier, blowziest) 1. dishevelled; unkempt: blowzy hair. 2. red faced. Also, blowsy, blowzed /blaʊzd/ (say blowzd). {BE obsolete blowze wench, of unknown origin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • blowsy — (also blowzy) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a woman) coarse, untidy, and red faced. ORIGIN from obsolete blowze «beggar s female companion» …   English terms dictionary

  • blowsy — adjective characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women • Syn: ↑blowzy, ↑slatternly, ↑sluttish • Similar to: ↑untidy • Derivationally related forms: ↑sluttishness ( …   Useful english dictionary

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