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Definition of say exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    say

     exclamation
    exclamation
    BrE BrE//seɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//seɪ//
     
    (North American English, informal)
     
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  1. 1used for showing surprise or pleasure Say, that's a nice haircut!
  2. 2used for attracting somebody’s attention or for making a suggestion or comment Say, how about going to a movie tonight?
  3. Word Origin Old English secgan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zeggen and German sagen.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: say