Synonymous with the phrases "how are you" or "how are you going". Most likely derived from literal translations of similarly structured forms in European languages, such as the German "wie geht's", the Dutch "hoe gaat het" and the French "comment ça va".

"How goes it" is non-standard and is generally used as a somewhat quirky informal alternative to the more conventional questions. In this sense, the phrase may have a somewhat humorous effect.
(1) Interlocutors may respond in the same way as they would to the more conventional "how are you".

A: "How goes it?"
B: "I'm well."

(2) Alternatively, interlocutors may acknowledge the facetious nature of the structure "how goes it", and respond in kind.

A: "How goes it?"
B: "It goes well."
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It could be an expression from modern French. The expression "comment ça va?" (literally "how it goes?"). This is an informal expression meaning "How are you?".
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Another way of saying What's up, usually used in Chats with messengers
Person 1: Hello
Person 2: How goes?
person 1: Well i guess Nothing much
Person 2: Ah i see
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A shortened way of saying 'How is it going?'.
Person: How goes!
Classmates: Aight chief, how goes...
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A word redcoined in California, but not sure by who. Appeared in movies beforehand and also in TV shows.
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How goes it is a phrase recoined in suburban California, near Folsom. The true reviver of this phrase is not known, but we are sure to find him/her out soon.
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From Afrikaans "Hoe gaan dit", literally "How are you?"
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