dowie

dowie

[dou-ee, doh-ee]
adjective Scot. and North England.
dull; melancholy; dismal.
Also, dowy.


Origin:
1500–10; variant of dolly, equivalent to dull + -ly

dowily, adverb
dowiness, noun
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