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[hou-dee, ou-; hoh-dee, oh-dee] /ˈhaʊ di, ˈaʊ-; ˈhoʊ di, ˈoʊ di/
noun, Scot. and North England Slang.
a midwife.
Also, howdy.
Origin of howdie
origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If our old servants are still with you, say howdie to them for me.

    Old Times in Dixie Land Caroline E. Merrick
  • I ran up and down like mad for the howdie, and at last brought her trotting along with me by the lug.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch David Macbeth Moir
  • So Tammy and I had to oxter her out between us, and deliver the howdie herself—safe in at her own door.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch David Macbeth Moir

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