dowie or dow·y [dou-ee, doh-ee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Scot. and North England.

  1. dull; melancholy; dismal.

Origin of dowie 1500–10; variant of dolly, equivalent to dull + -ly Related formsdow·i·ly, adverbdow·i·ness, noun Examples from the Web for dowie Historical Examples of dowie

  • It is probable that this is the locality of “the Dowie Dens of Yarrow.”

    Highways and Byways in The Border

    Andrew Lang

  • Crossing the bridge we are swiftly, unbelievingly, on the Dowie Dens of Yarrow.

    The Spell of Scotland

    Keith Clark

  • I remember only that peace soon reigned and Dowie continued to buy our butter.

    My Boyhood

    John Burroughs

  • And Margot let it go at that, but she was as she said, “dowie and despondent.”


    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • Why, he looked like Dowie or Moses, or some of those fellows.

    McAllister and His Double

    Arthur Train

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