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


Next Word in the Dictionary: hey cockalorumPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hexyneAll Words Near: hey
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears