What does howdy mean?

Definitions for howdy
ˈhaʊ dihowdy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word howdy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-donoun

    an expression of greeting

    "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"


  1. howdynoun

    A wife, a midwife.

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


  1. Howdy

    Howdy is an informal greeting, originally a shortened form of the greeting How do ye? It originated in the South England dialect in circa 1563-1587.


  1. howdy

    "Howdy" is an informal, colloquial greeting mostly used in the United States, particularly in the Southern and Western parts of the country. It is a contraction of the phrase "How do you do?" but is often used simply like "hello" or "hi".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Howdynoun

    a midwife

  2. Etymology: [Scot., also houdy- wife. Of uncertain origin; cf. OSw. jordgumma; or perh. fr. E. how d'ye.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Howdy

    how′di, interj. a colloquial form of the common greeting, 'How do you [do]?'—n. How′dy-do, a troublesome state of matters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of howdy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of howdy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of howdy in a Sentence

  1. Smithe195:

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. ravening
    • C. ambidextrous
    • D. foreordained

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