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how' do you do'




(used as a conventional greeting).

how-do-you-do



Pronunciation: (hou'du-yu-dOO'), [key]
n.,
pl. -dos.
Informal.
1. a greeting; salutation: She smiled and gave him a how-do-you-do fit for a king.
2. an awkward or unpleasant event or situation: It's a fine how-do-you-do that they've refused to help us out. Also,how-de-doPronunciation: (hou'dē-dOO'). [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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