aye aye, sir

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aye aye, sir

  1. (idiomatic, nautical) The correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or US Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."


See also[edit]

  • ahoy – where one reply to this hail is aye aye
  • aye-aye – a type of lemur