Definition of Dowdyish

1. a. Like a dowdy.

Definition of Dowdyish

1. Adjective. Like a dowdy; frumpy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dowdyish

1. dowdy [adj] - See also: dowdy

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowdyish

dowars
dowd
dowdier
dowdies
dowdiest
dowdified
dowdifies
dowdify
dowdifying
dowdily
dowdiness
dowdinesses
dowds
dowdy
dowdyish (current term)
dowdyism
dowdyisms
dowed
dowel
dowel pin
doweled
doweling
dowelled
dowelling
dowels
dower
dowered
doweries
dowering

Literary usage of Dowdyish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1877)
"How fluffy, squatty, and dowdyish is the typical owl! Whether it means little or much, it is thus with the Diurnal and the Nocturnal Lepidoptera. ..."

2. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"Princesa Caroline, with whom Lord Hervey was suspected of maintaining too great an intimacy, was, we are told, amiable, but dowdyish in her person, ..."

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