hoi

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Hoi, hói, hỏi, hơi, hội, Hợi, and hoʻi

English[edit]

Article[edit]

hoi

  1. Only used in hoi polloi

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a spontaneous alteration of the interjection ho. The use as a joyful exclamation is attested from the 16th century; use as an informal greeting appears only in the 20th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hoi

  1. (Netherlands) An informal greeting acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence; compare English hey, hi
    Hoi, hoe gaat het? — Hey, how's it going?
  2. (dated) An exclamation of joy.
    Ik heb een tante in Marokko en die komt, hiep hoi!
    I have an aunt in Morocco and she's coming over, yippee yay!

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Fembe[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoi

  1. water

References[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hoi

  1. ohoy, hey
    hoi te siellä! — hey you there!

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

Interjection[edit]

hoi

  1. (southern Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol) hi! an informal greeting acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence
    Hoi, wie geht's?

See also[edit]


Lavukaleve[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoi n

  1. deep sea

Verb[edit]

hoi

  1. (intransitive) go in
  2. (transitive) put in

Pirahã[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hoi

  1. toneless rendering of hói
  2. toneless rendering of hoí

Further reading[edit]

Mura-Pirahã Dictionary


Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from English horse.

Noun[edit]

hoi

  1. horse

Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hoi

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hoi

  1. hi