For the British magazine, see Hello! Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is english for children on the computer attested in writing from 1826.
Hello, with that spelling, was used in publications in the US as early as the 18 October 1826 edition of the Norwich Courier of Norwich, Connecticut. The word was extensively used in literature by the 1860s. Friend David, I do not think we shall need a call bell as Hello! By 1889, central telephone exchange operators were known as ‘hello-girls’ because of the association between the greeting and the telephone. Hello may be derived from hullo, which the American Merriam-Webster dictionary describes as a “chiefly British variant of hello,” and which was originally used as an exclamation to call attention, an expression of surprise, or a greeting.
Hullo is found in publications as early as 1803. Fowler’s has it that “hallo” is first recorded “as a shout to call attention” in 1864. Students learning a new computer programming language will often begin by writing a “Hello, World! A diskette formatted to boot Apple DOS 3.
Apple II series of computers will look for a BASIC program to run automatically after the operating system has booted. By default, the name of the program is HELLO, and is specified as a parameter of the INIT command used to format a floppy disk. Subscription or UK public library membership required. The Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary”. The New Fowler’s, revised third edition by R. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.