dowdy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dowdy" in British English

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dowdyadjective

uk   us   /ˈdaʊ.di/ disapproving
(​especially of ​clothes or the ​personwearing them) not ​attractive or ​fashionable: a dowdy ​skirt She ​looked dowdy and ​plain.
(Definition of dowdy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dowdyadjective

 us   /ˈdɑʊ·di/
(esp. of ​clothes or the ​personwearing them) ​unattractive and not ​stylish, often because of being ​old-fashioned
(Definition of dowdy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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