Definitions for dowdyˈdaʊ di

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  1. Dowding, Hugh Dowding, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, Dowdy(noun)

    British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

  2. dowdy, pandowdy(adj)

    deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

  3. dowdy(adj)

    lacking in smartness or taste

    "a dowdy grey outfit"; "a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room"

  4. dowdy, frumpy, frumpish(adj)

    primly out of date

    "nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game"

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  1. dowdy(Adjective)

    Plain and unfashionable in style or dress.

  2. dowdy(Adjective)

    Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby.

  3. Origin: Late 16th century. Origin uncertain: probably literally “little poorly dressed woman,” formed from doue “poorly dressed woman.”

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Dowdy

    showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking

  2. Dowdy(noun)

    an awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman

  3. Origin: [Scot. dawdie slovenly, daw, da sluggard, drab, Prov. E. dowd flat, dead.]

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  • mauton, tyylitön, nuhjuinenFinnish
  • vieux jeuFrench
  • безвкусный, немодный, неэлегантныйRussian

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