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howdie (plural howdies)

  1. Alternative form of howdy
    • 2011, Wulf Kurtoglu & ‎Caroline Macafee, Braken Fences, →ISBN, page 195:
      Sae Beatrice wis ready whan she wis cried on in the middle o the nicht tae halp the howdie. It wis a saicont bairn, an Derriakin wis muckle-boukit, sae the birth gaed quick.
    • 2011, Catherine M. Byrne, Follow the Dove, →ISBN, page 110:
      'I've sent Davie for Lizzie, the howdie,' she said. 'Ye're not to worry. A seven month bairn can survive.'
    • 2012, Margaret Bennett, Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave, →ISBN:
      The children born in Hawick in the olden times were, with few exceptions, ushered into the world with the aid of the howdie or midwife; for the practice of midwifery was, unless in very special cases, almost confined to women.



  1. Alternative form of howdy
    • 1984, Preston Jones, A Place on the Magdalena Flats: A Play in Three Acts, →ISBN, page 60:
      Howdie there, Wanda. How about a cuppa .
    • 2015 November 24, Kristine Francis, “NCIS Recap 11/24/15: Season 13 Episode 10 "Blood Brothers"”, in Celebrity Dirty Laundry:
      He says howdie and says he got a deal for Doogan.
    • 2016 May 21, Sunita Mudaliar, “Trying to control tourists in Umred-Karhandla is not such a good idea!”, in Nagpur Today:
      Then he went round the gypsy saying “Howdie?” to the youngsters inside, who obviously seemed fear stricken.