[hou-duh] /ˈhaʊ də/
(in the East Indies) a seat or platform for one or more persons, commonly with a railing and a canopy, placed on the back of an elephant.
a seat for riding on an elephant’s back, esp one with a canopy
1774, from Persian and Urdu haudah, from Arabic haudaj “litter carried by a camel” (or elephant).
[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.
[hou-dee, ou-; hoh-dee, oh-dee] /ˈhaʊ di, ˈaʊ-; ˈhoʊ di, ˈoʊ di/ noun, Scot. and North England Slang. 1. a midwife.
[hou-dee, ou-; hoh-dee, oh-dee] /ˈhaʊ di, ˈaʊ-; ˈhoʊ di, ˈoʊ di/ noun, Scot. and North England Slang. 1. a midwife. [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 […]
interjection, Dialect. 1. how do you do (used as a greeting).