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[hahy] /haɪ/
adjective
1.
an informal, simplified spelling of high:
hi fidelity.
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British Dictionary definitions for hiest

hi1

/haɪ/
sentence substitute
1.
an informal word for hello
Word Origin
C20: originally US, from hiya

hi2

/haɪ/
interjection
1.
an expression used to attract attention
Word Origin
C15 hy; compare hey

HI

abbreviation
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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Slang definitions & phrases for hiest

hi

interjection

A salutation upon meeting: The staccato cry of ''Hi!,'' which we judged to be the almost universal greeting

[first form 1862+, second 1940+; probably based on hi, ''hey,'' exclamation used to call attention, found by 1475]


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Related Abbreviations for hiest

hi

  1. high
  2. Hindi

HI

  1. Hawaii
  2. high intensity
  3. humidity index
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