howdie

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

noun Scot. and North England Slang.

a midwife.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Also howdy.

Origin of howdie

origin uncertain

Definition for howdies (2 of 3)

howdy1
[ hou-dee ]
/ ˈhaʊ di /
Informal.

noun, plural how·dies, interjection

hello; how do you do (used as an expression of greeting).

Origin of howdy

1
First recorded in 1820–30; from the phrase how do ye?

Definition for howdies (3 of 3)

howdy2
[ hou-dee ]
/ ˈhaʊ di /

noun, plural how·dies. Scot. and North England Slang.

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British Dictionary definitions for howdies

howdy
/ (ˈhaʊdɪ) /

sentence substitute

mainly US an informal word for hello

Word Origin for howdy

C16: from the phrase how d'ye do
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