Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an expression of greeting
  2. (noun, location) a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands

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Alternate forms of Hi

Hypernyms: greeting, salutation

Origin of the word Hi

  1. greeting, 1862, Amer.Eng. (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention, probably a variant of M.E. hy, hey (c.1475) also an exclamation to call attention. Extended form hiya attested from 1940. more

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Words that sound like Hi

h, h2o, ha, ha-ha, hao, haw, haw-haw, hawai'i, hawaii, hay, he, hee-haw, hew, hie, ho, hoe, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hooey, howe, hoy, hoya, hua, hue

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