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dowd

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Pronunciation: /daʊd
 
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Definition of dowd in English:

noun

A person, typically a woman, of dull, unfashionable appearance: you will never catch a husband if you persist in looking like a dowd!
More example sentences
  • Not because of you; I just felt such a dowd in Paris.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin. Perhaps reintroduced in the early 19th century as a back-formation from dowdy.

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