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[hou-dee, ou-; hoh-dee, oh-dee]
noun Scot. and North England Slang.
  1. a midwife.
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Also howdy.

Origin of howdie

origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for howdie

Historical Examples

  • 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