howdy
interjection Etymology: alteration of how do ye Date: 1712 — used to express greeting • howdy verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Howdy — is an informal greeting, commonly thought to have originated as a shortened form of the greeting How do ye? It was first recorded as part of Southern U.S. dialect in 1840. [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/howdy?r=14] There have, however,… …   Wikipedia

  • Howdy — ist ein Gruß, dessen Ursprung in den US amerikanischen Südstaaten liegt. Es ist eine Zusammenziehung des englischsprachigen Grußes How do you do?, der im Südstaatendialekt mit How do ye? wiedergegeben wird. Die erste Verwendung des Grußes wird in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Howdy — How dy, n. [Scot., also houdy wife. Of uncertain origin; cf. OSw. jordgumma; or perh. fr. E. how d ye.] A midwife. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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) …   Etymology dictionary

  • howdy — [hou′dē] interj. [contr. < HOW DO YOU DO?] [Informal or Dial.] hello …   English World dictionary

  • Howdy! — Infobox Album | Name = Howdy! Type = Album Artist = Teenage Fanclub Released = October 2000 Recorded = Rockfield Studios, August 1999 March 2000. Extra overdubs recrded at the London Astoria, February 2000 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 48:09… …   Wikipedia

  • howdy — interj. hello. (Folksy.) □ Howdy, friend. □ Well, howdy. Long time, no see …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • howdy — [[t]ha͟ʊdi[/t]] CONVENTION (formulae) Howdy is an informal way of saying Hello . [AM, DIALECT] …   English dictionary

  • howdy — hello, good day, how do you do    The old cowboy says, Howdy, ma am, when he meets a lady …   English idioms

  • howdy — how•dy [[t]ˈhaʊ di[/t]] interj. n. pl. dies. Informal. 1) inf (used as an expression of greeting.) 2) an act or instance of saying “howdy”; a hello • Etymology: 1820–30; from the phrase how do ye? …   From formal English to slang

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