flyblown

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Flyblown \Fly"blown'\, adjective Tainted or contaminated with flyblows; damaged; foul.

Wherever flyblown reputations were assembled. --Thackeray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

flyblown

adjective

1: spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies; "flyblown meat"; "a sack of maggoty apricots" [syn: {flyblown}, {maggoty}]

2: foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns" [syn: {flyblown}, {squalid}, {sordid}]

3: especially of reputation; "a flyblown reputation"


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