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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Definitions for dowie

  1. Scot. and North England. dull; melancholy; dismal.

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Citations for dowie
Rest of the day he's dowie, he just watches TV like it was all the one fil'm. James Wood, The Book Against God, 2003
I had a big bump on my head, but otherwise I was well and clear in my wits, though empty in the stomach and very dowie in the heart. John Buchan, ”‘Divus’ Johnston,” The Runagates Club, 1928
Origin of dowie
1500-1510
Dowie is a variant of dolly, which is derived from the Old English dol meaning "dull."