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Used as a friendly greeting or to attract attention.‘“Hi there. How was the flight?”’
- ‘Hi, Jessica, how are you?’
- ‘‘Hi, is Danielle there?’ asked a guy's voice.’
- ‘Hi there everyone. My name's Jeb.’
- ‘I'd just like to say hi to my friends and family back home.’
Natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English.
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