- adj. 过时的；邋遢的；寒酸的；懒散的
British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
lacking in smartness or taste;
"a dowdy grey outfit"
"a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room"
primly out of date;
"nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game"
- She looked very plain and dowdy.
- The dowdy fellow is quite unlike the general run of my wife's guests.
- I get so sick of women in dowdy old clothes and perpetual crepe.
- She made the other women look dowdy.
- rowdy-dowdy 喧嚷的
I can't stand by and see my sister turning into a dowdy, middle-aged frump.出自： R. West