how do you do (used as a greeting).
[hou-duh-yuh-doo] /ˈhaʊ də yəˈdu/ noun, plural how-do-you-dos. Informal. 1. a greeting; salutation: She smiled and gave him a how-do-you-do fit for a king. 2. an awkward or unpleasant event or situation: It’s a fine how-do-you-do that they’ve refused to help us out. interjection 1. (used as a conventional greeting). sentence substitute 1. Also how do?, […]
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interjection An exclamation of pleasure and triumph, usually inviting admiration for something one has done or acquired: How do you like them apples, huh, Ma?!/ How about them apples, Goodman? (1940s+)
[hou-dee] /ˈhaʊ di/ Informal. noun, plural howdies, interjection 1. hello; how do you do (used as an expression of greeting). [hou-dee] /ˈhaʊ di/ noun, plural howdies. Scot. and North England Slang. 1. . /ˈhaʊdɪ/ sentence substitute 1. (mainly US) an informal word for hello 1837, earlier how de (1828), first recorded in Southern U.S. dialect, […]
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