Definition of Frowsty

1. Adjective. Stale and unclean smelling.

Exact synonyms: Fusty, Musty
Similar to: Ill-smelling, Malodorous, Malodourous, Stinky, Unpleasant-smelling
Derivative terms: Must, Mustiness



Definition of Frowsty

1. Adjective. (U.K.) musty; stuffy (atmosphere) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frowsty

1. musty [adj -TIER, -TIEST] - See also: musty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frowsty

frowningly
frowns
frowny
frows
frowsier
frowsiest
frowsily
frowst
frowsted
frowster
frowsters
frowstier
frowstiest
frowsting
frowsts
frowsty (current term)
frowsy
frowy
frowzier
frowziest
frowzily
frowziness
frowzled
frowzy
froyo
froyos
froze
frozen
frozen(p)
frozen-in flow law

Literary usage of Frowsty

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1. Misalliance: The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play. With a by Bernard Shaw (1914)
"I am not so sure that it should not sometimes be driven out into the open—imprisoned in the woods and on the mountains, as it were. For there are frowsty ..."

2. The Harrovian by Harrow School (1870)
"It evidently comes from frowsty, old Harrovian dialect for the Johnsonian word ... Ex.: " How frowsty your room is ! ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"frowsty (MOBBERLEY), FROWZY (MACCLESFIELD), adj. close smelling, like a room of which the windows are never opened. FROZZEN, part, frozen. ..."

4. Washington Close-ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures by Edward George Lowry (1921)
"... and 6213 sheet-writers (or thereabouts) lost their jobs that kept them out in the open air and had to go to work in the frowsty pool-rooms. ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1849)
"... frowsty, who lived down stairs, also read very hard, being a devoted student of the lightest literature of the day, which is of gossamer delicacy of ..."

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