howdy

  • 1 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,… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 howdy — interj. hello. (Folksy.) □ Howdy, friend. □ Well, howdy. Long time, no see …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

    English dictionary

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

    English idioms

  • 11 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

  • 12 howdy — /ˈhaʊdi/ (say howdee) interjection Chiefly US (an exclamation of greeting.) Also, howdy do. {from the phrase how do you do?} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 howdy-do — howˈ d ye doˈ or howˈdy doˈ noun A troublesome state of affairs • • • Main Entry: ↑howdy …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 howdy — howdy1 /how dee/, n., pl. howdies, interj. Informal. hello; how do you do (used as an expression of greeting). [1820 30; from the phrase how do ye?] howdy2 /how dee/, n., pl. howdies. Scot. and North Eng. Slang. howdie. * * * …

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  • 15 howdy — 1. interjection An informal greeting. 2. noun A wife, a midwife …

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  • 16 howdy-do — noun Same as how dye do …

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  • 17 Howdy — exclamation of greeting; hello (shortenings of how do ye? and how do ye do? ) …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 18 howdy — I Australian Slang exclamation of greeting; hello (shortenings of how do ye? and how do ye do? ) II Cleveland Dialect List a midwife III North Country (Newcastle) Words a midwife …

    English dialects glossary

  • 19 howdy — how|dy [ˈhaudi] interjection AmE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: how do you do?] hello …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 howdy — how|dy [ haudi ] interjection AMERICAN INFORMAL a word that some people use as a way of saying hello …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English