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how·dy

 (hou′dē)
interj.
Used to express a greeting.

[From how do ye, how do you do.]

howdy

or

howdie

sentence substitute
chiefly US an informal word for hello
[C16: from the phrase how d'ye do]

how•dy

(ˈhaʊ di)

interj., n., pl. -dies. Informal. interj.
1. (used as an expression of greeting.)
n.
2. an act or instance of saying “howdy”; a hello.
[1820–30; from the phrase how do ye?]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.howdy - an expression of greetinghowdy - an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Translations

howdy

[ˈhaʊdɪ] EXCL (US) → ¡hola!

howdy

[ˈhaʊdi] excl (US)salut!

howdy

interj (US inf) → Tag (inf)

howdy

[ˈhaʊdɪ] excl (Am) → salve!
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