howdy

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of "how d'ye do" (i.e. how do you do) or less commonly "How do you fare?"

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Interjection[edit]

howdy

  1. An informal greeting.
    Howdy folks, and welcome to our ninth annual chili cookoff!

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Noun[edit]

howdy (plural howdies)

  1. (Scotland) A wife, a midwife.