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)
deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
lacking in smartness or taste
"a dowdy grey outfit"; "a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room"
dowdy, frumpy, frumpish(adj)
primly out of date
"nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game"
Plain and unfashionable in style or dress.
Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby.
Origin: Late 16th century. Origin uncertain: probably literally “little poorly dressed woman,” formed from doue “poorly dressed woman.”
showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking
an awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman
Origin: [Scot. dawdie slovenly, daw, da sluggard, drab, Prov. E. dowd flat, dead.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dow′di, adj. untidy, carelessly dressed, soft and slack in habit.—n. an untidy woman.—adv. Dow′dily.—ns. Dow′diness, Dow′dyism.—adj. Dow′dyish. [Ety. unknown.]
The numerical value of dowdy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of dowdy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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