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British Dictionary definitions for hoick

hoick

verb
  1. informal to rise or raise abruptly and sharplyShe hoicked her dress above her knees
  2. NZ informal to clear the throat and spit
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Word Origin

C20: perhaps a variant of hike
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Examples from the Web for hoick

Historical Examples

  • Hoick got his brother to add his testimony to the story, which was, throughout, a deliberate falsehood.

    The Life and Adventures of Ben Hogan, the Wickedest Man in the World

    Benedict Hogan

  • Ailie saw him distinctly try to wrench round to clear the trees—but he was too near; to hoick up and over them—but he was too low.

    Air Men o' War

    Boyd Cable