aye aye, sir

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aye aye, sir

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

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