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hoy1

[hoi]
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noun Nautical.
  1. a heavy barge used in harbors.
  2. a vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually slooprigged, used for fishing and coastal trading.
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Origin of hoy1

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

hoy2

[hoi]
interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation to attract attention.)
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noun
  1. a shout or hail.
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Origin of hoy2

1350–1400; Middle English; variant of hey
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hoy1

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

C15: from Middle Dutch hoei

hoy2

interjection
  1. a cry used to attract attention or drive animals
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Word Origin

C14: variant of hey
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