dowdy definition

  • adjective:
    • poor stylishness or neatness; shabby: a dowdy grey ensemble.
    • Old-fashioned; antiquated.
    • simple and unfashionable in style or gown.
    • poor stylishness or neatness; shabby.
    • Showing a vulgar flavor in gown; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking.
    • primly out-of-date
    • lacking in smartness or style
  • noun:
    • A dowdy person; a frump.
    • An awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant girl.
    • A slatternly, slovenly, ill-dressed girl; a slattern, specifically one that affects finery.
    • deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
    • British marshal of RAF whom commanded the Uk atmosphere defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
  • others:
    • Slovenly; ill-dressed; slatternly: placed on females.

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