Dowdyish \Dow"dy*ish\, a. Like a dowdy. [1913 Webster]

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  • dowdyish — adjective see dowdy II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dowdyish — See dowdily. * * * …   Universalium

  • dowdyish — adj. like a dowdy, sloppy, untidy, slovenly; old fashioned, out of style …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dowdyish — dowdy·ish …   English syllables

  • dowdyish — dēish, di.ish adjective : somewhat dowdy …   Useful english dictionary

  • dowdy — I. noun (plural dowdies) Etymology: diminutive of dowd dowdy, from Middle English doude Date: 1581 archaic a dowdy woman II. adjective (dowdier; est) Date: 1676 1. no …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dowdy — dowdy1 dowdily, adv. dowdiness, n. dowdyish, adj. dowdyism, n. /dow dee/, adj., dowdier, dowdiest, n., pl. dowdies. adj. 1. not stylish; drab; old fashioned: Why do …   Universalium

  • dowdy — /ˈdaʊdi / (say dowdee) adjective (dowdier, dowdiest) 1. ill dressed; not trim, smart, or stylish. –noun (plural dowdies) 2. an ill dressed woman. {earlier dowd, Middle English doude; origin obscure} –dowdily, adverb –dowdiness, noun –dowdyish …  

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