how·​dy | \ ˈhau̇-dē How to pronounce howdy (audio) \

Definition of howdy

used to express greeting

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So, howdy. Thank you, Connecticut College, for this great honor and the class to 2017 for allowing me to join in this beautiful celebration. Time Staff, Time, "Colson Whitehead at Connecticut College Graduation: 'There Are as Many Yous as There Are Stars in the Sky"," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of howdy

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for howdy

alteration of how do ye

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The first known use of howdy was in 1712

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English Language Learners Definition of howdy

US used as an informal greeting

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