# In amateur radio conversation, what does “hihi” mean?

A common phrase/word I've seen used in text and I've heard on air in conversation is "hihi" or "hi-hi". What does this mean and in what contexts is it appropriate to use?

• So, effectively lol, now used in speech and regular text? Falling out of favor in actual CW operation is interesting, particularly because the use must have jumped some generations. – user2943160 Jul 15 '16 at 4:15
• I'm not commenting on the status of CW, but the status of using hihi in contemporary CW. – user2943160 Jul 15 '16 at 22:56