hello; how do you do (used as an expression of greeting).
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How to use howdy in a sentence
The showrunner even showed up to the meeting wearing a vintage howdy Doody Halloween mask.
Chris takes Regan to see a psychiatrist, where she refers to the demon as Captain howdy, who controls Regan's actions.
Digging deeper, however, I found folks who still watched the show religiously—and boy howdy, were they ever disgruntled.
"howdy, pards," he said, with an assumption of the cowboy manner.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit | Burt L. Standish
"howdy, Thinkright," he said, nodding as the couple approached.The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
Afterward the farmer met the pair again, and while the girl smiled and said, "howdy, Uncle Joe?"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
"howdy, men," began the new arrival affably as he stood towering over the telegraph operator.A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
Their mere howdy-do was a lie, because they didn't care how you did, except they were undertakers.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for howdy
mainly US an informal word for hello
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