It means, how are you going to greet me?
To express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish): to bid good night.
bid - Definitions from Dictionary.com
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What does this mean?:
"What am I bid?!"
I saw/heard this in a movie: when a girl greets an old friend of hers that she hasn't seen for a long time.
Thank you for your help.
hmmmmmmmmm....I have never heard of this expression used as a greeting before but I suppose it could be a slang expression somewhere.
"What am I bid!?" is an expression usually used by an auctioneer when he is starting a bidding process for an object that he is selling. He is asking for someone to offer a price (bid).
"What am I bid for this fine diamond ring?"
bid. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000..
I am also from Alberta. Calgary.