hi

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[hahy]
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Historical Examples of hiest


British Dictionary definitions for hiest

hi

1
sentence substitute
  1. an informal word for hello

Word Origin for hi

C20: originally US, from hiya

hi

2
interjection
  1. an expression used to attract attention

Word Origin for hi

C15 hy; compare hey

HI

abbreviation for
  1. Hawaii (state)
  2. Hawaiian Islands
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Word Origin and History for hiest

hi

greeting, 1862, American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention (15c.), probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (late 15c.) also an exclamation to call attention. Extended form hiya attested from 1940.

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