how do


interjection Dialect.

how do you do (used as a greeting).

Origin of how do

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for how do

Historical Examples of how do

  • I didnt scarcely say how-do to you last night, Uncle, she said.

  • Now that I'm in touch with you all again, it's almost like saying "How-do?"

    Carry On

    Coningsby Dawson

  • To each man entering he vouchsafed the same greeting—namely, "How-do?"

    Back Home

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Miss Van Ramsden found Belle out, and she went upstairs to 234 say “how-do” to the invalid.

  • "How-do, Hanna," said Mr. Evans, reddening slightly beneath his tan.

    The Sturdy Oak

    Samuel Merwin, et al.