Definition of frowst in English:

frowst

Syllabification: frowst
Pronunciation: /froust
 
/
informal , chiefly British

noun

[in singular]
  • A warm, stuffy atmosphere in a room.
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    • 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

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  • Lounge about in a warm, stuffy atmosphere: don’t frowst by the fire all day
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    • 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
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  • Petty criminals, frowsters, and slackers answered their country's call and became instant heroes.

Origin

late 19th century: back-formation from frowsty.

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