noun, plural how·dies, interjection
- howard, sidney coe,
- howard, sir ebenezer,
- howe, edgar watson,
- howe, elias,
- howe, gordie
Origin of howdy1
noun, plural how·dies. Scot. and North England Slang.
Examples from the Web for howdy
Chris takes Regan to see a psychiatrist, where she refers to the demon as Captain Howdy, who controls Regan's actions.
“Howdy, son,” he said, the leathery old face wrinkling into a friendly smile.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
"Howdy," answered the rider, picking her way towards them from the trail.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers|Jessie Graham Flower
He didn't speak in his own tongue at all, the short, guttural "Howdy" that is the greeting of the mountain men.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall
Word Origin for howdy
1837, earlier how de (1828), first recorded in Southern U.S. dialect, contraction of how do you do (1630s), phrase inquiring after someone's health; earlier how do ye (1560s).