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[frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/

adjective, frousier, frousiest.
[frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/
adjective, frowsier, frowsiest.


A slovenly, unkempt woman: a few frowsies in skirts (1900+)


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