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
HEY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of hey for Students
—used to call attention or to express surprise or joy
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