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how do

interjection, Dialect.
1.
how do you do (used as a greeting).
Origin of how do
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • To each man entering he vouchsafed the same greeting—namely, "how-do?"

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • I didnt scarcely say how-do to you last night, Uncle, she said.

  • Now that I'm in touch with you all again, it's almost like saying "how-do?"

    Carry On Coningsby Dawson
  • Miss Van Ramsden found Belle out, and she went upstairs to 234 say “how-do” to the invalid.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • "how-do, Hanna," said Mr. Evans, reddening slightly beneath his tan.

    The Sturdy Oak Samuel Merwin, et al.

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