Definition of frowst in English:

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frowst

Pronunciation: /froust/
informal, chiefly British

noun

[in singular]
A warm, stuffy atmosphere in a room.
Example sentences
  • The sleepy old man of Winter made frowst and fuddle, curled up in shaggy fleecy December pelts: a vast apathy held me safe and warm.

verb

[no object]
Lounge about in a warm, stuffy atmosphere: don’t frowst by the fire all day
More example sentences
  • In ‘pushing the envelope’ the game is to see how many more minutes of frowsting can be done without the boss coming down on you for being late.
  • Whilst frowsting in this refuge, I used to read the files on those boys, senior to me, who had been sent for to fill in their career forms.
  • There should be a healthy balance between exercise (mental and physical) and recreational frowsting.

Derivatives

frowster

noun
Example sentences
  • Petty criminals, frowsters, and slackers answered their country's call and became instant heroes.

Origin

Late 19th century: back-formation from frowsty.

Words that rhyme with frowst

Faust, joust, oust, roust

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: frowst

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