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Definition of howdy exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

howdy

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊdi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊdi//
 
(North American English, informal, often humorous)
 
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used to say hello Howdy, partner. Word Origin early 19th cent.: alteration of how d'ye.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: howdy