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Word: dowdy

Definition: untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman


Sentences Containing 'dowdy'

During the 1970s and 1980s, most women in America purchased "dowdy", "pragmatic", "foundation garments" by Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, and Jockey in packs of three from department stores and saved "fancier items" for "special occasions" like honeymoons.
On September 21, 2011, Charles W. Dowdy, acting as the sole owner of license holder Southwest Broadcasting, Inc., dissolved the corporation and assigned the broadcast licenses it held (WAZA plus sister stations WAKH, WAKK, WAPF, WFCG, WJSH, WKJN, and WTGG) to himself acting as debtor in possession before initiating a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Paterson and Dickson Wright sang their own theme song, and Paterson often burst into song during the show, once introducing Apple Pan Dowdy with a verse from a song by The Andrews Sisters.
Prominent conference themes were the need to update the old and "dowdy" interface with new Wikimedia tools in order to attract and retain more editors and to make Wikimedia sites more inviting and friendly to users, including especially women.
The station is owned and operated by Charles W. Dowdy, debtor-in-possession, following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing by Southwest Broadcasting, Inc.

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