[ hou-dee, ou-; hoh-dee, oh-dee ]
/ ˈhaʊ di, ˈaʊ-; ˈhoʊ di, ˈoʊ di /

noun Scot. and North England Slang.

a midwife.


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Origin of howdie

origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for howdie

  • If our old servants are still with you, say howdie to them for me.

    Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick
  • 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
  • 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