Definition of frowsty in English:

frowsty

adjective

British
  • Having a stale, warm, and stuffy atmosphere.

    ‘a small, frowsty office’
    • ‘Yet, only a year ago, the conventional wisdom was that the Golden Jubilee was likely to be a frowsty and embarrassingly ill-attended affair.’
    • ‘For, though I've no idea what this accoutred frowsty barn is worth, it pleases me to stand in silence here.’
    • ‘Its roughcast walls are pitted; it has an air of frowsty, shut-up dereliction.’
    • ‘In these frowsty surrounding, that is positively searing.’
    • ‘Here we are back in the pestilent purlieus of Walham Green, and the frowsty atmosphere of the frowsy ‘medium’ and the squalid séance.’
    stuffy, musty, airless, unventilated, fusty, close, muggy, stifling, suffocating, oppressive
    stale, stagnant, smelly
    funky
    mucid
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Origin

Mid 19th century (originally dialect): variant of frowzy.

Pronunciation:

frowsty

/ˈfroustē/