adjective (frowstier, frowstiest)British
- Having a stale, warm, and stuffy atmosphere: a small, frowsty officeMore example sentences
- Yet, only a year ago, the conventional wisdom was that the Golden Jubilee was likely to be a frowsty and embarrassingly ill-attended affair.
- Here we are back in the pestilent purlieus of Walham Green, and the frowsty atmosphere of the frowsy ‘medium’ and the squalid séance.
- Its roughcast walls are pitted; it has an air of frowsty, shut-up dereliction.
mid 19th century (originally dialect): variant of frowzy.