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Definition of 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.

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