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also blow·sy  (blou′zē)
adj. blow·zi·er, blow·zi·est also blow·si·er or blow·si·est
1. Having a coarsely ruddy and bloated appearance.
2. Disheveled and frowzy; unkempt: blowzy hair.

[From obsolete blowze, beggar woman, slattern.]

blow′zi·ly adv.
blow′zi·ness n.
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or blows•y

(ˈblaʊ zi)

adj. blowz•i•er or blows•i•er, blowz•i•est or blows•i•est.
1. having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2. disheveled; unkempt.
[1760–70; obsolete blowze wench]
blowz′i•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blowzy - characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
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[ˈblaʊzɪ] ADJ (blowzier (compar) (blowziest (superl))) [woman] → desaliñado; (= red in face) → coloradote
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adj (+er) womanschlampig
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blowsy [ˈblaʊzɪ] adj (woman) → sciatto/a, trasandato/a
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March, drawing the blowzy head to her shoulder and kissing the wet cheek so tenderly that Jo cried even harder.
Her bowsprit cocked up like an old-fashioned frigate's; her jib-boom had been fished and spliced and nailed and clamped beyond further repair; and as she hove herself forward, and sat down on her broad tail, she looked for all the world like a blowzy, frousy, bad old woman sneering at a decent girl.
"Don't laugh at her, or discourage her; let her find comfort in bibs and dust-pans, if she can," whispered Polly to Fan, while Maud took a joyful "header" among the pillows, and came up smiling and blowzy, for she loved house-work, and often got lectured for stolen visits to the kitchen, and surreptitious sweepings and dustings when the coast was clear.
They would be there, still in the vase, on Monday morning, the roses dropping blowzy petals over the papers on her desk.
Yes, it's blowzy nonsense leavened by moments of sheer beauty; but what a wonderful noise it made.
Irma Adlawan's 'blowzy' portrayal of Angelica's errant mom is harder to appreciate and evaluate.
The fulsome embrace of blowzy, poxy Madame Pentagon, once forgone, looks ever less beguiling.
The music is looser, somewhere between literalist Ramones punk and blowzy 1970s arena rock, as if the band, finally untethered from the stresses of narrative, is enjoying itself.
The two actors starred again in TugBoat Annie (1933): the Annie-Dressler character was described in the Saturday Evening Post Movie Book as looking 'not unlike a blowzy but exceedingly combative bulldog'.
So, have we got rid of the blowzy blonde barmaid forever?
By the second afternoon blowzy heat had zapped me of mettle.
He continues: Yet there it stands in the midst of society with the appetite of a dinosaur, fed by blowzy socialites.