|1.||[ adjective ] primly out of date|
"nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game"
|2.||[ adjective ] lacking in smartness or taste|
"a dowdy gray outfit" "a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room"
|3.||[ noun ] (military,work) British Marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)|
|Synonyms:||dowding hugh_dowding baron_hugh_caswall_tremenheere_dowding|
|Related terms:||general marshal|
|4.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1875|
|5.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust|