The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of howdy

howdy

  • a country greeting meaning hello.
    Howdy folks! How are you today?

    Last edited on Jul 18 2013. Submitted by Adam C. from Cumming, GA, USA on Apr 01 2007.

  • Often used in Texas and parts of the South as a greeting originated from "How do you do?" shortened to "how do you?" and said rapidly with the words running together with a Southern accent or a twang resulting in "Howdy?" It is often followed by "How are you?" or some other pleasantry which is often redundant.

    Last edited on Dec 27 2009. Submitted by Anonymous from Hockley, TX 77447, USA on Dec 27 2009.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

None found.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'howdy':

Definitions include: exclamation of excitement.
Definitions include: greeting towards a male.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(37)  
No longer use it(3)  
Heard it but never used it(17)  
Have never heard it(6)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 37 votes: 35%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/howdy">howdy</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/howdy howdy]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.