dowie

or dow·y

[ dou-ee, doh-ee ]
/ ˈdaʊ i, ˈdoʊ i /

adjective Scot. and North England.

dull; melancholy; dismal.

Origin of dowie

1500–10; variant of dolly, equivalent to dull + -ly

Related forms

dow·i·ly, adverbdow·i·ness, noun
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