Definition of frowst in English:

frowst

noun

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

    • ‘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]British
informal
  • Lounge about in a warm, stuffy atmosphere:

    ‘don't frowst by the fire all day’
    • ‘I can't even imagine how I ended up there when I should have been frowsting in a cafe on the Kurfurstendam, having a coffee and a bratwurst and keeping myself warm.’
    • ‘There should be a healthy balance between exercise (mental and physical) and recreational frowsting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Five things were important in trench warfare, Orwell acknowledged as he frowsted in his dug-out high on the hills of the Aragon Front in early 1937: firewood, food, tobacco, candles and - a very bad fifth - the enemy.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 19th century: back-formation from frowsty.

Pronunciation:

frowst

/fraʊst/