a. 1 Having a reddish, coarse complexion, especially with a pudgy face. 2 (context chiefly of a woman English) slovenly or unkempt, in the manner of a beggar or slattern. 3 unrefined, countrified.
Usage examples of "blowsy".
His first song ran a gamut of transparent double entendre and monothematic suggestion that would have brought blushes to the cheeks of the blowsiest barmaid, ana was accordingly received with tumultuous applause.
One or two faces looked up at him, a blowsy laugh faded as he was inspected by the landlady, and he saw in one corner, by the fireplace where a tiny fire clung to life, the male clerk from the records repository.
She was a fat, blowsy looking woman with dreamy eyes, but not so dreamy by nature as to lack a sense of business.
Not so entertaining were shadowy figures at the edge of the masses of revelers: blowsy drunken creatures, beggars with hideous purple scars, whining their pleas.
Mardra had become a raddled, blowsy old woman, constantly wine-sotted.
I certainly have the fortitude to accuse you of trifling with my feelings and of falling prey to Lady Bolt's blowsy charms!
He had not required Faraday's presence in his bed, and Faraday had heard that he had taken a mistressnone other than the blowsy woman who had accompanied her father, Isend, to court.
Beamish himself in a freak of his gaiety, was once popular enough to provoke the moralist to animadversions upon an order of composition that 'tempted every bouncing country lass to sidle an eye in a blowsy cheek' in expectation of a coronet for her pains--and a wet ditch as the result!
For my part, I prefer the pale to the blowsy, and I stake my right hand on Chloe's fidelity.
The wealthy Luzon Union politician was more blowsy-looking than ever in his tropical-tramp disguise.
He had not required Faraday's presence in his bed, and Faraday had heard that he had taken a mistress - none other than the blowsy woman who had accompanied her father, Isend, to court.
The "bit of womanhood" was our old acquaintance Bessy Cranage, otherwise Chad's Bess, whose large red cheeks and blowsy person had undergone an exaggeration of colour, which, if she had happened to be a heavenly body, would have made her sublime.
The Adventure of Abraham Lincoln's Clue The case began on the outskirts of an upstate New York city with the dreadful name of Eulalia, behind the flaking shutters of a fat and curlicued house with architectural dandruff, recalling for all the world some blowsy ex-Bloomer Girl from the Gay Nineties of its origin.
Next ask that dumpled hag, stood snuffling by, With her three frowsy blowsy brats o’ babes, The scum o’ the kennel, cream o’ the filth-heap - Faugh!
Jane Waters didn't look shapeless anymore - she was even pretty, in a blowsy, faded rose way.