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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [hou-dee]
    • /ˈhaʊ di/
    • /ˈhaʊ.di/
    • US Pronunciation
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    • [hou-dee]
    • /ˈhaʊ di/

Definitions of howdy word

  • abbreviation HOWDY howdie. 1
  • noun howdy An informal friendly greeting, particularly associated with the western states. 1
  • abbreviation HOWDY hello 1
  • convention howdy 'Howdy' is an informal way of saying 'Hello'. 0
  • noun howdy (Scotland) A wife, a midwife. 0
  • interjection howdy (Informal) An informal greeting. 0

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Origin of howdy

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; from the phrase how do ye?

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Parts of speech for Howdy


howdy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

howdy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for howdy

noun howdy

  • letter — a person who lets, especially one who rents out property.
  • nod — to make a slight, quick downward bending forward of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command.
  • ovation — an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.
  • salute — Military. to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.
  • reception — the act of receiving or the state of being received.

interj howdy

interjection howdy

  • greetings — A polite word or sign of welcome or recognition.

Antonyms for howdy

noun howdy

  • heedless — careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • farewellCape, a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.
  • goodbye — a farewell.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

interj howdy

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