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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
Dowie is a variant of dolly, which is derived from the Old English dol meaning "dull."