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Definition of "how-do-you-do" [how-do-you-do]

  • An expression of greeting (noun)
  • An awkward situation (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "how-do-you-do" in a sentence
  • "To Saxon he barely said how-do-you-do or good day; and, sleeping in the day time and working at night, he was in the house a week before"
  • ""Yes, indeed I'd like to say how-do-you-do to him," Captain Duncan answered."
  • "So he trooped from one side of the stage to the other -- as everyone else was settling in for the speeches -- to give the first lady a handshake, a hug, a kiss, a how-do-you-do, all in view of constituents, who enthused over him all the more."
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