Simple Definition of hey
—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 in a sentence
<hey, I won the lottery!>
Origin and Etymology of hey
First Known Use: 13th century
Rhymes with hey
a, ae, bay, bey, blae, brae, bray, chez, clay, Cray, day, dey, dray, eh, fay, fey, flay, fley, frae, fray, Frey, gay, Gay, gey, gley, gray, hay, he, Hue, j, jay, Jay, k, kay, Kay, lay, lei, may, nay, né, née, neigh, Ney, pay, pe, play, pray, prey, qua, quai, quay, Rae, ray, re, say, shay, slay, sleigh, spae, spay, Spey, splay, spray, stay, stray, sway, Tay, they, tray, trey, way, weigh, whey, yea
HEY Defined for Kids
Definition of hey for Students
—used to call attention or to express surprise or joy
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