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dowy

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

or dow·y

[dou-ee, doh-ee]
adjective Scot. and North England.
  1. dull; melancholy; dismal.
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Origin of dowie

1500–10; variant of dolly, equivalent to dull + -ly
Related formsdow·i·ly, adverbdow·i·ness, noun
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