interjection \ˈhā\

—used to attract someone's attention or to express surprise, joy, or anger

—used to indicate that something is not important, that you are not upset about something, etc.

Full Definition of HEY

—used especially to call attention or to express interrogation, surprise, or exultation

Examples of HEY

  1. <hey, I won the lottery!>

Origin of HEY

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to HEY

glory (or glory be), ha (or hah), hallelujah, hooray, hot dog, huzzah, wahoo [chiefly West], whee, whoopee, yahoo, yippee
HEY Defined for Kids


interjection \ˈhā\

Definition of HEY for Kids

—used to call attention or to express surprise or joy


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