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English definition of “hey”

hey

exclamation uk   /heɪ/ informal us  
A2 used as a way of attracting someone's attention, sometimes in a way that is not very polite: Hey! What are you doing with my car? Hey, are you guys coming to Angela's party?Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
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