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howdy-do

1. An informal, colloquial greeting (a contraction of "how do you do?"). Primarily heard in US. Well hey, Bob, howdy-do? Been a long time since I've seen you around here!
2. An unfortunate, unpleasant, or awkward situation or circumstance; a troublesome or difficult state of affairs. (Often phrased as "a fine howdy-do.") Primarily heard in US. Well that's a fine howdy-do. I'm on the job for just two days and I find out that the company is going bankrupt!

boy howdy

An expression said when one is excited, pleased, or pleasantly surprised. A lot of people sure came to the fundraiser, boy howdy!
See also: boy, howdy

Boy howdy!

Rur. an exclamation of excited surprise. Bob: Well, I finally got here. Fred: Boy howdy! Am I glad to see you! Bill: How do you like my horse? Fred: That's one fine-looking filly! Boy howdy!
See also: boy

howdy and a half

Rur. a short distance. Tom: Is it far to the dime store? Jane: Just a howdy and a half. Her house was a howdy and a half from the place where I grew up.
See also: and, half, howdy

Boy howdy!

phr. an exclamation of excited surprise. (Colloquial and folksy.) Boy howdy! Am I glad to see you!
See also: boy

howdy

interj. hello. (Western, particularly the Southwest, and rural.) Well, howdy. Long time, no see.
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