hey up

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Alternative forms[edit]


From high up as a warning. Written heigh up by Joseph Wright in the English Dialect Dictionary. Always pronounced with the diphthong ɛɪ as was formerly used in high in these dialects. Never pronounced /e:/ as used in hay.


hey up

  1. (informal, dialect, Northern English) A greeting.
  2. Used to get attention, or as a warning.