Meaning of “hi” in the English Dictionary

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"hi" in British English

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hiexclamation

uk /haɪ/ us /haɪ/ informal

A1 used as an informal greeting, usually to people who you know:

Hi, there!
Hi, how are you doing?

More examples

  • Love from Sophie. PS Say hi to Gemma.
  • Hi, Lewis. How are you?
  • Oh hi, Ben.

written abbreviation for the US state of Hawaii: used in addresses

(Definition of “hi” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hi" in American English

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hiexclamation

us /hɑɪ/

used as an informal greeting:

Hi, how are you doing?

(Definition of “hi” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)