hey

interjection \ ˈhā \

Definition of hey

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

Examples of hey in a Sentence

  1. hey, I won the lottery!

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Origin and Etymology of hey

Middle English

hey Synonyms

Synonyms
glory (or glory be), ha (or hah), hallelujah, hooray, hot dog, huzzah, wahoo [chiefly West], whee, whoopee, yahoo, yippee
Related Words
wow, zowie; ooh; gee, gee whiz, gosh
Near Antonyms
alack, alas, aw, boo

HEY Defined for English Language Learners

hey

interjection

Definition of hey for English Language Learners

  • —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.


HEY Defined for Kids

hey

interjection \ ˈhā \

Definition of hey for Students

used to call attention or to express surprise or joy


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