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[hey, hahy] /heɪ, haɪ/
(an exclamation used to call attention, give encouragement, etc.)
Origin of heigh
1565-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • heigh ho,” he yawned, and started down the path to the river.

    The Red One Jack London
  • Suddenly a dozen voices burst forth in a cry of heigh, there—stop!

    Back o' the Moon Oliver Onions
  • Well, you let that foundation tumble hin, and then where you got you' soul, heigh?

    The Quality of Mercy W. D. Howells
  • "heigh ho, says Rowley," sang I Thomas, in great wrath and bitterness of spirit.

    Tom Cringle's Log Michael Scott
  • There was no audible quarreling among the cabmen, and when you called a cab it was useless to cry "heigh!"

    Familiar Spanish Travels W. D. Howells
  • heigh passe, come aloft: euery man of you take your places, and heare Iacke Wilton tell his owne tale.

  • We shall just be in time to get a bit of dinner, and then, heigh!

    The Argosy Various
  • heigh, wurra can be come over de daylight, and no shell blow yet?

  • And thrugh the grace of God the kyng made his heigh wey thrugh the thikkest prees of alle the bataile.

  • Give me a Clovelly hawk against the world, after all; and—heigh ho, I am very hungry!

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley

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