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adj. frows·ti·er, frows·ti·est Chiefly British
Having a stale smell; musty.

[Origin unknown.]
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adj, -stier or -stiest
ill-smelling; stale; musty
ˈfrowstiness n
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(ˈfraʊ sti)

adj. frowst•i•er, frowst•i•est. Brit.
[1860–65; perhaps dial. variant of frowzy]
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Adj.1.frowsty - stale and unclean smelling
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