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  • interj. Alternative version of haway (Geordie, Wearside) A general cry of encouragement.


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  • So distinct in fact, there has been talk of using subtitles on the new show to translate local colloquialisms for the uninitiated, such as "howay", "hinny" and "canny".

    BBC News - Home

  • Other local words and phrases are now well known, such as "whey aye" (yes), "howay" (come on) and "gan doon toon" (going down town).

    BBC News - Home

  • Now, however, it looks like Italia 90 was a last howay.

    How England's north-east feast at Italia 90 turned into famine

  • But it will be “howay the lads” for Sheffield FC, although that mackems terminology should give a clue to the big match I am aiming for next Saturday.

    Ye Olde Footy Derby

  • But howay its a game, and at least we can somewhat understand the conditions the taliban are facing ..... Feed

  • Kronos: Very much so, I got my roots done and all, howay.

    Irish Blogs

  • But howay, the Christmas 'meet up with your old mates' thing?

    Army Rumour Service

  • He's been below average and certainly not the standard we saw him at last season, he's best off retiring from international football, he's getting on a bit now, and his contract is at this club, howay Habib, pick it up son!

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts

  • Hitman .. what were you getting all aggy with me the other night about? .. howay man, im only messin ..!? ..

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts


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  • "The plumber pitied me so much I had to press money on him, I tell W. He didn't want to take it. He'd never seen anything like it, he said, standing, looking up at the ceiling. He seemed hypnotised. He wouldn't leave, but just stood there, looking. And even when he went out the front door, he was still shaking his head. —'Howay, it's terrible, man'."

    Spurious by Lars Iyer, 84

    April 16, 2011