How-do-you-do definition

hou də yə do͝o, houd yə do͝o
How do you do is defined as a polite greeting that you can use when first introduced to someone.

An example of "how do you do" is what you would say as you shake hands with someone you meet for the first time.

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(formal) A greeting used on first meeting somebody. Alternatives are pleased to meet you, nice to meet you. The formal response is to repeat the phrase.
phrase
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(informal) An annoying or awkward situation.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of how-do-you-do - how-do, how-do-ye-do

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
how-do-you-do
Plural:
how do you dos