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dow·dy / ˈdoudē/ • adj. (dow·di·er , dow·di·est ) (of a person, typically a woman, or their clothes) unfashionable and without style in appearance: she could achieve the kind of casual chic that made every other woman around her look dowdy. • n. (pl. -dies) a woman who is unfashionably and unattractively dressed. DERIVATIVES: dow·di·ly / ˈdoudəlē/ adv. dow·di·ness n.