Frouzy
Frouzy Frou"zy, a. [Prov. E. frouzy froward, peevish, offensive to the eye or smell; cf. froust a musty smell, frouse to rumple, frouze to curl, and E. frounce, frowy.] Fetid, musty; rank; disordered and offensive to the smell or sight; slovenly; dingy. See {Frowzy}. ``Petticoats in frouzy heaps.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • frouzy — (Amer.) adj. frowzy, musty, fusty; fetid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frouzy — /frow zee/, adj., frouzier, frouziest. frowzy. * * * frouzy see frowzy …   Useful english dictionary

  • frouzy — /frow zee/, adj., frouzier, frouziest. frowzy. * * * …   Universalium

  • frouzier — frouzy (Amer.) adj. frowzy, musty, fusty; fetid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frouziest — frouzy (Amer.) adj. frowzy, musty, fusty; fetid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Frowzy — Frow zy, a. [See {Frouzy}.] Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy. With head all frowzy. Spenser. [1913 Webster] The frowzy soldiers wives hanging out clothes. W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frowy — Frow y, a. [Cf. {Frowzy}, {Frouzy}.] Musty; rancid; as, frowy butter. Frowy feed. Spenser [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frowzy — frowzily, adv. frowziness, n. /frow zee/, adj., frowzier, frowziest. 1. dirty and untidy; slovenly. 2. ill smelling; musty. Also, frouzy. [1675 85; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Fetor — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fetor >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fetor fetor Sgm: N 1 bad bad &c. >Adj. smell bad odor Sgm: N 1 stench stench stink Sgm: N 1 foul odor foul odor malodor …   English dictionary for students

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