frowzy (FROU-zē)


Definition (Adjective) Ill-smelling, fusty, musty; having a "close" unpleasant smell from being dirty, unwashed, ill-ventilated, or the like. In Context "Those London lodgings, -- I should have to live in lodgings in London, poor lodgings, because they are cheap and I am cheap, -- frowzy lodgings, savored with frying, garnished at intervals with a slatternly landlady and a little slavey." "The Contributors' Club," The Atlantic Monthly, March 1904.