how

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[ hou ]
/ haʊ /

adverb

conjunction

noun

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Idioms for how

Origin of how

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before 900; Middle English how, hu, Old English hū; cognate with Old Frisian hū, ho, Dutch hoe; akin to German wie (Old High German hweo), Gothic hwaiwa
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British Dictionary definitions for and how! (1 of 2)

how1
/ (haʊ) /

adverb

noun

the way a thing is donethe how of it

Word Origin for how

Old English hu; related to Old Frisian hū, Old High German hweo

British Dictionary definitions for and how! (2 of 2)

how2
/ (haʊ) /

sentence substitute

a greeting supposed to be or have been used by American Indians and often used humorously

Word Origin for how

C19: of Siouan origin; related to Dakota háo
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Idioms and Phrases with and how! (1 of 2)

and how!

Emphatically so. This idiom is an interjection used to stress agreement, as in Did you enjoy the play?—And how! it was wonderful. It probably originated as a direct translation of the German Und wie! [1920s]

Idioms and Phrases with and how! (2 of 2)

how

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