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What does "re" mean?

My main area of contact with Hindi are Bollywood movies/songs, and I noticed a small world that I cannot make the meaning of - re; as in those song lines:

Saree ke fall sa kabhi match kiya re

Psycho re

Crazy kiya re

Dil se re

What's the grammar behind this "re", does it have any meaning at all? Or is it just an interjection/emphasis word similar to English "ooh/tra-la-la"...?

January 7, 2020

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It's just an interjection without a meaning of its own. It's mainly used to address a friend, someone you are close to or someone that's younger.

Eg: सुन रे, मुझे नींद आ रही है। - Hey listen, I am sleepy.

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