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1.
Hello or Goodbye. A contraction of the Italian greeting 'ciao' and the American greeting 'howdy'.
Usage developed in Ticino, the Italian speaking canton of Switzerland.
<Hiking through a chestnut forest Sven greets a fellow hiker> Chowdy!
by Tim Purser April 22, 2009
 
2.
A nick name for boys named Cody
friend: "oh hey Chowdy!"
Cody:"..."
by Sexy Lexi Lou Who June 25, 2011