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  1. an informal, simplified spelling of high: hi fidelity.
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Historical Examples

  • Thre hundreth markis was the hiest that was appointed to any, except unto the Superintendentis, and unto a few otheris.

    The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)

    John Knox

British Dictionary definitions for hiest


sentence substitute
  1. an informal word for hello
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Word Origin

C20: originally US, from hiya


  1. an expression used to attract attention
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Word Origin

C15 hy; compare hey


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


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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