Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 21 00:59:44 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> Come to think of it, in the early '70s I heard an elderly New York lady
> refer to a "blowzy" female as a "blowzer."
> The only time I heard it.

So, it's not "blow-zee," but rhymes wuth "lousy" or pswaydo-German
"lausi," then.

A wona thankya.
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