variants: or less commonly dowff \ ˈdəu̇f \

Definition of dowf

1 chiefly Scottish : lacking in force and energy : listless, apathetic
2 chiefly Scottish : dismal and gloomy
3 chiefly Scottish, of sound : lacking resonance : hollow

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History and Etymology for dowf

perhaps from Old Norse daufr deaf

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“Dowf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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