howdy

1
[ 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 howdy (2 of 2)

howdy

2
[ hou-dee ]
/ ˈhaʊ di /

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

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British Dictionary definitions for howdy

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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