• (British, America) enPR: dou'dē, IPA: /ˈdaʊdi/, /ˈdoudē/

dowdy (comparative dowdier, superlative dowdiest)

  1. Plain and unfashionable in style or dress.
  2. Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby.
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
      [...she was] a perfect saint amongst women, but so dreadfully dowdy that she reminded one of a badly bound hymn-book.
Translations Translations Noun

dowdy (plural dowdies)

  1. A plain or shabby person

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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