Meaning of Heyday

Heyday refers to the Old English ‘hey, hei’, which was an exclamation of honoring a person’s achievement. The phrase took on the meaning of “period of success, vigor” and was later transcribed as ‘heyday’.

Heyday basically means the height of a period of success, popularity or power. It can be said that heyday refers to a period of time when something was at its prime.

In slang, heydays can refer to sneakers.

For example:
The 21st centaury is the heyday of technology.
In its heyday, the radio was the only source of information and entertainment available to the public.

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