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Definition of "flyblown" [fly•blown]

  • Contaminated with flyblows. (adjective)
  • Tainted; corrupt: a flyblown reputation. (adjective)
  • Dirty or rundown; squalid: a flyblown bar on the edge of town. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flyblown" in a sentence
  • "Nobody likes them and they don't care not if some of the flyblown specimens that come sauntering up to you in Trafalgar Square are anything to go by."
  • "To a man, they are all grimly grimy, stringy filthy hair on their heads and drooping from the bloody, flyblown scalps tied to their saddles, matted beards, funny hats and all."
  • "Boland finishes undressing, scoops everything up and tosses it at a flyblown garbage can."
Words like "flyblown"
blemished blowfly