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howdy

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interjection how·dy \ˈhau̇-dē\

Simple Definition of howdy

  • —used as an informal greeting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of howdy

  1. —used to express greeting

howdy

verb

Origin and Etymology of howdy

alteration of how do ye


First Known Use: 1712

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