heyday

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or hey·dey

[ hey-dey ]
/ ˈheɪˌdeɪ /

noun

the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, etc.; prime: the heyday of the vaudeville stars.
Archaic. high spirits.

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Origin of heyday

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1580–90; variant of high day, apparently by confusion with heyday2

Definition for heyday (2 of 2)

heyday2
[ hey-dey ]
/ ˈheɪ deɪ /

interjection Archaic.

(used as an exclamation of cheerfulness, surprise, wonder, etc.)

Origin of heyday

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1520–30; rhyming compound based on hey; replacing heyda < German hei da hey there
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British Dictionary definitions for heyday

heyday
/ (ˈheɪˌdeɪ) /

noun

the time of most power, popularity, vigour, etc; prime

Word Origin for heyday

C16: probably based on hey
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