Hoy meaning

hoi
(Geordie) To throw.
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A small sloop-rigged coasting ship.
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Used to attract attention.
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A heavy barge used for freight.
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A former type of small, fore-and-aft-rigged vessel resembling a sloop.
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A heavy barge.
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(used as) A cry to attract attention, drive hogs, etc.
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A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.
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Origin of hoy

  • Middle English hoie from Middle Dutch hoey, hoede

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Heu or Dutch hui.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Dutch hui, compare ahoy.

    From Wiktionary