Hey in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is hey a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word hey is a Scrabble US word. The word hey is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Is hey a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word hey is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

H4E1Y4

Is hey a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word hey is a Words With Friends word. The word hey is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Hey

You can make 6 words from 'hey' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'hey'

HEY 9HYE 9
YEH 9 

2 letters words from 'hey'

EH 5HE 5
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of hey

hey ehy hye yhe eyh yeh

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word hey. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in hey.

Definitions and meaning of hey

hey

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /heɪ/
  • Homophone: hay
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English hey, hei, also without h- in ey, from Old English *hē, ēa (interjection), attested as first element in hēlā, ēalā (O!, alas!, oh!, lo!). Cognate with Dutch , hei (hi, hey), German hei (hey, wow), Danish and Swedish hej (hello, hey), Faroese hey (hey, hello), Old Norse, Icelandic and Norwegian hei (hey), Romanian hei, Russian эй (ej, hey); see heigh. Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: for example, Burmese ဟေး (he:), Finnish hei, Unami , and Mandarin (āi), and various sound-alikes as Ancient Greek εἶα (eîa) and Latin eia, eho, Sanskrit हे (he). See also hello.

Alternative forms

  • hay
  • heigh

Interjection

hey

  1. An exclamation to get attention.
  2. A protest or reprimand.
  3. An expression of surprise.
  4. An informal greeting, similar to hi.
  5. A request for repetition or explanation; an expression of confusion.
  6. A meaningless beat marker or extra, filler syllable in song lyrics.
Synonyms
  • (exclamation to get attention): oi, yo; see also Thesaurus:hey
  • (expression of surprise): blimey, gee whiz, yowzah; see also Thesaurus:wow
  • (for repetition or explanation): eh, huh
  • (informal greeting): hi, howdy, wotcher; see also Thesaurus:hello

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • huh
  • hay is for horses
  • hey on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From French haie (hedge), with reference to the weaving patterns used in hedgelaying.

Noun

hey (plural heys)

  1. (country dancing) A choreographic figure in which three or more dancers weave between one another, passing by left and right shoulder alternately.

Translations

Etymology 3

See he.

Noun

hey (plural heys)

  1. Alternative spelling of he (Hebrew letter)

Anagrams

  • Yeh, hye, yeh

Faroese

Interjection

hey

  1. hi, hey, hello
    Synonyms: halló, góðan morgun, góðan dag, gott kvøld
    Antonyms: farvæl, vit síggjast

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /heiː/
  • Rhymes: -eiː

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hey, from Proto-Germanic *hawją.

Noun

hey n (genitive singular heys, nominative plural hey)

  1. (usually uncountable) hay
Declension

Etymology 2

Interjection

hey

  1. hey

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English hīġ, hīeġ, from Proto-Germanic *hawją (hay).

Noun

hey (uncountable)

  1. hay
Alternative forms
  • heyȝ, heygh, hay, ay, heyn, hayn, hei, heiȝ, heigh, hai, hain
Descendants
  • English: hay
  • Scots: hey

References

  • “hei, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Old English *hē, ēa. See English hey for more.

Interjection

hey

  1. hey
Alternative forms
  • hay, ay, he, heh, heigh
Descendants
  • English: hey
  • Scots: hey

References

  • “hei, interj.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 3

Noun

hey

  1. Alternative form of heye (hedge)

Etymology 4

Noun

hey (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hye (haste)

Etymology 5

Pronoun

hey

  1. Alternative form of he (he)

Etymology 6

Pronoun

hey

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Etymology 7

Verb

hey (third-person singular simple present heyeth, present participle heyende, simple past and past participle heyed)

  1. Alternative form of heien (to lift up)

Etymology 8

Pronoun

hey (comparative heyer, superlative heyest)

  1. Alternative form of heigh (high)

Portuguese

Verb

hey

  1. Obsolete spelling of hei

Somali

Verb

hey

  1. possess

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • ey

Etymology

Borrowed from English hey.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈei/, [ˈei̯]

Interjection

¡hey!

  1. hey!

Synonyms

  • eh
  • oye

Related terms

  • ah
  • oh
  • hala

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a winding country dance.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)