What does HAY stand for?

How are you

If you receive "HAY?" in a text, chat, or email message, it likely stands for "how are you?" Your friends and family might end a message with "HAY?," to quickly ask about your well-being.

When HAY is followed by a question mark, it almost certainly means "how are you." HAY also means "how are you" when used in the acronyms HAYD ("how are you doing") and HAYT ("how are you today"). If HAY is used by itself, and no question mark follows it, it may instead be a silly misspelling of "hey."


I'm doing alright, HAY?
Good, good. No complaints

Haven't talked in awhile, HAY?

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Updated March 14, 2023

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