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dowie

[dou-ee, doh-ee] /ˈdaʊ i, ˈdoʊ i/
adjective, Scot. and North England
1.
dull; melancholy; dismal.
Also, dowy.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; variant of dolly, equivalent to dull + -ly
Related forms
dowily, adverb
dowiness, noun
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