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Noun: how-do-you-do  'haw-du-yu'doo or 'haw-doo-yoo'doo
  1. An awkward situation
    "that's a fine how-do-you-do";
    - how-d'ye-do
  2. An expression of greeting
    "every morning they exchanged polite how-do-you-dos";
    - hello, hullo, hi, howdy, hallo

Derived forms: how-do-you-dos

Type of: greeting, salutation, situation