The word made popular by Henry Winkler (aka Fonzie) and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky. The one word that every italian person in America said at least twice between 1975 and 2004. Originally made by the Italian-Americans of New York when wanting to address one another. Also known as eyyyyyy or eyy yo.
"eyyy johnnie...sit down..i make-a you a pizza...you no pay for da pizza den i break-a yo neck eh?"
"Eyyy Mrs. C." "Oh hello Arthur. Won't you sit down and join us?"
"Eyy yo Adrian this isnt what it looks like."
"Hey Rocky!" "Eyyy Paulie!"