dowie

or dow·y

[dou-ee, doh-ee]
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adjective Scot. and North England.

dull; melancholy; dismal.

Nearby words

  1. dower,
  2. dower chest,
  3. dower house,
  4. dowery,
  5. dowf,
  6. dowitcher,
  7. dowland,
  8. dowland, john,
  9. dowlas,
  10. dowly

Origin of dowie

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

Related formsdow·i·ly, adverbdow·i·ness, noun

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