Definition of Blowze

1. n. A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench.



Definition of Blowze

1. Noun. (obsolete) A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench. ¹

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Definition of Blowze

1. a beggar girl [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blowze

1. A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench. Origin: Prob. From the same root as blush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowze

blowsiest
blowsily
blowsiness
blowsy
blowth
blowths
blowtorch
blowtorched
blowtorches
blowtorching
blowtube
blowtubes
blowup
blowups
blowy
blowze (current term)
blowzed
blowzes
blowzier
blowziest
blowzily
blowzy
blub
blubbed
blubber
blubber finger
blubber out
blubbered
blubberer
blubberers

Literary usage of Blowze

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1. Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected ...by Francis Grose, Pierce Egan by Francis Grose, Pierce Egan (1823)
"He looks like an owl in an ivy bush; frequently said of a person with a large frizzled wig, ora woman whose hair is dressed a-la-blowze. OYSTER. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"blowze.—Blush. To come into flower, to show flower. ... A girl whose face looks red by running abroad in the wind and weather is called a blowze, ..."

3. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"blowze, *. -ED. Seems app. to—One who has been well blown upon, who has been exposed to blowing winds ; who has a coarse, ruddy bloom ; a highly coloured ..."

4. Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases by Anne Elizabeth Baker (1854)
"blowze. A female with disordered, dishevelled hair, hanging loosely about the face; or with a loose, broad- bordered un-starched cap. ..."

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