Meaning of howtowdie in English:


Pronunciation /haʊˈtaʊdi/


mass noun
  • A Scottish dish of boiled chicken served with spinach and poached eggs.

    ‘The day demanded a wide variety of special foods: shortbread, haggis (Burns's ‘great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race ’); ‘howtowdies wi’ drappit egge’; ‘thairums, pies, and porter’; and ‘parritch and milk.’’
    • ‘Fancy some cabbie claw or potted hough followed by a nice bit of Finnan haddie or howtowdie, served with skirlie and rumbledethumps?’
    • ‘The menu includes Howtowdie, clapshot and peas or Mince, Neeps and Tatties.’
    • ‘There's Hotch Potch (hochepot); Howtowdie (Hutaudeau) and Petticoat Tails (petites gatelles).’


Early 19th century probably from Old French estaudeau, denoting a young chicken for the stew pot.