Definition of dowdy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dowdy

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdaʊdi//
     
    (dowdier, dowdiest)
     
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  1. 1 (of a woman) not attractive or fashionable He had a dowdy wife and several children.
  2. 2(of a thing) dull or boring and not attractive synonym drab a dowdy dress
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