Definition of dowd in English:

dowd

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noun

A person, typically a woman, of dull, unfashionable appearance: you will never catch a husband if you persist in looking like a dowd!

Origin

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

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