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hoy

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[ hoi ]
/ hɔɪ /
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noun Nautical.
a heavy barge used in harbors.
a vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually slooprigged, used for fishing and coastal trading.
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Origin of hoy

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First recorded in 1485–95, hoy is from the Middle Dutch word hoey

Other definitions for hoy (2 of 2)

hoy2
[ hoi ]
/ hɔɪ /

interjection
(used as an exclamation to attract attention.)
noun
a shout or hail.

Origin of hoy

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1350–1400; Middle English; variant of hey
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British Dictionary definitions for hoy (1 of 2)

hoy1
/ (hɔɪ) /

noun nautical
a freight barge
a coastal fishing and trading vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used during the 17th and 18th centuries

Word Origin for hoy

C15: from Middle Dutch hoei

British Dictionary definitions for hoy (2 of 2)

hoy2
/ (hɔɪ) /

interjection
a cry used to attract attention or drive animals

Word Origin for hoy

C14: variant of hey
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