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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowdy  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowdy  \Dow"dy\,  n.;  pl  {Dowdies}. 
  An  awkward,  vulgarly  dressed,  inelegant  woman.  --Shak. 
  Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dowdy 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  smartness  or  taste;  "a  dowdy  gray  outfit";  "a 
  clean  and  sunny  but  completely  dowdy  room" 
  2:  primly  out  of  date;  "nothing  so  frumpish  as  last  year's 
  gambling  game"  [syn:  {frumpy},  {frumpish}] 
  n  :  deep-dish  apple  dessert  covered  with  a  rich  crust  [syn:  {pandowdy}] 




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