Dow"dy (?), a. [Compar. Dowdier (?); superl. Dowdiest.] [Scot. dawdie slovenly, daw, da sluggard, drab, Prov. E. dowd flat, dead.]

Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking.

-- Dow"di*ly (#), adv. -- Dow"di*ness, n.


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Dow"dy, n.; pl. Dowdies ().

An awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman.

Shak. Dryden.


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