HyperDic: dowdy

English > 4 senses of the word dowdy / Dowdy:
ADJECTIVEalldowdylacking in smartness or taste
alldowdy, frumpy, frumpishprimly out of date
NOUNperson Dowdy, Dowding, Hugh Dowding, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere DowdingBritish marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
fooddowdy, pandowdydeep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
dowdy / Dowdy > pronunciation
Soundsdaw'diy
Rhymesalready ... yesterday: 132 rhymes with diy...
English > dowdy: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking in smartness or taste.
Examples
  • "a dowdy grey outfit"
  • "a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room"
Broaderstyleless, unstylishlacking in style or elegance
Nounsdowdinesshaving a drab or dowdy quality
English > dowdy: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningprimly out of date.
Synonymsfrumpy, frumpish
Broaderunfashionable, unstylishnot in accord / accord with or not following current fashion
Nounsdowdinesshaving a drab or dowdy quality
Adverbsdowdilyin a dowdy / dowdy unfashionable manner
English > Dowdy: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningBritish marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970).
SynonymsDowding, Hugh Dowding, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
Instance ofgeneral, full generalA general officer of the highest rank
marshal, marshall(in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
SpanishHugh Dowding
CatalanHugh Dowding
English > dowdy: 4 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningDeep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust.
Synonympandowdy
BroaderpastryAny of various baked foods made of dough or batter

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