Form one (Ei, Ai, Aye - by itself):

Ei (eventually changed to Ai in middle English and Aye in modern English)

Used to confirm which group has a majority in a decision. It should never be the reply of an individual unless that person is representing a group. An example would be when a group votes yes or no. When the vote is counted if more votes are yes then the person representing the group would respond "Ei". In reference to the modern British use of the word, when the Vikings used to raid the coastlines they would take people prisoner to become conscripts, the crew would vote to kill the person or make them part of the crew. If they voted to make them part of the crew the reply to the captain would be a single "Ei"

It is important to note the word does not mean "Yes".

It simply means the majoirty or a group confirms or agrees.

This term when used correctly is directly related to Aye-Aye or Ei Ei. Also, see Y-Aye-Man
"Captain": Does the crew accept this man, as a brother in life?

"Crew representive": Aye (Ei)

by claymuir September 21, 2005
10 Words related to aye
Top Definition
Scottish way of saying yes.
Oohhh aye, 'at lass is pure gantin.
by JrnymnNate January 24, 2003
a scottish or north eastern english way of saying 'yes'.
scottish and Geordie people mostly say 'aye'
Dude:Are you guys coming out?
Geordie/Scottish Dude: Aye, man of course, like.
Other dude: Yeah mate.
by hananananaah January 17, 2006
Yes yes, meaning answering yes to a question
by Kevin Dazza March 01, 2006
Ghetto/Gangsta Term For Saying "Yo", "What's Up", or "Hello"... Originated From Juelz Santana of Diplomat Reocrds & The Infamous Mimik a.k.a. C.T. Baller of No Fear Records... That Is Their Way Of Greeting People... Usually Is Said Around The New Jersey/New York Area... East Side Represent...
Aye!!! Where You Been C.T.?

Aye!!! Wait For Me I'm Coming!

Aye Mimik... Where You At???

Aye What's Kickin' My Name's Juelz...
by Mimik January 12, 2006
Used in Scotland or Ireland referring to the word 'yes'.Used also allot in Derry City.
Scottish wee man: Yes Dee, how are ye?
Derry big man: Aye, I'm alright there wee man.
by dcfc caitilin lvs Eoghan Quigg February 17, 2009
it is a new zealand expression used to confirm the statements.. just like "isn't it?"... "tag questions"
the movie was cool, aye?
by ab just ab August 15, 2005
aye is a scottish word meaning yes and always
Aye she's aye bitching at me
by SilentDefender November 29, 2004

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