Question Hello. Could you please tell me what arey/arrey means? Is it a Hindi word? Also, I really need to know if it's a modern expression or if it's been around since the 1800's. Many thanks in advance.
Answer Hello Joanne,
Yes, it's a Hindi word. I couldn't find much on the etymology and sorry for that. From few elders I've been able to gather info that it's a new addition and colloquial, almost like an exclamation. It's a slang and is used as a substitute for please but is much less polite.
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