A formal greeting.
More example sentences
- ‘There hasn't even been a preliminary ‘Hey, how do you do?’
- In Eliza's first venture into polite company, she comes off as an automaton relegated to a handful of standard phrases and topics: the weather, people's health and ‘how do you do?’
- He used to kick off his act with ‘Hello, playmates, how do you do?’
Definition of how do you do? in:
- The US English dictionary