how-de-do(redirected from howdedo)
informal Primarily heard in US.
1. A contraction of the greeting "How do you do?" Well hey, Bob, how-de-do? Been a long time since I've seen you around here!
2. A particularly bad, unpleasant, unfortunate, or unfair issue, outcome, or situation. (Often phrased as "a fine how-de-do.") Well, that's a fine how-de-do. I'm on the job for just two days, and I find out that the company is going bankrupt!
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