Definition of howay in English:

howay

exclamation

English Regional, North
  • Expressing a range of emotions and commands, especially encouragement or exasperation; ‘come on!’.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Brockett (bap. 1788, d. 1842), antiquary. Apparently from how + way.

Pronunciation

howay

/həˈweɪ/