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- (archaic) To play the fool; to behave thoughtlessly and frivolously.
- 1650, Thomas Fuller, “Of the Clothes and Ornaments of the Jews”, in A Pisgah Sight of Palestine and the Confines thereof; with the History of the Old and New Testament Acted thereon. […], London: William Tegg, published 1869, OCLC 729957916, book IV, section IV (The Habits of Girls, Virgins, Brides, Wives, and Widows amongst the Jews), paragraph 2, page 535:
- Let none condemn them [girls] for rigs, because thus hoiting with boys, seeing the simplicity of their age was a patent to privilege any innocent pastime, and few more years will make them blush themselves into better manners.
- (obsolete) To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.
- 1607 (first performance), Francis Beaumont, “The Knight of the Burning Pestle”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1679, OCLC 3083972, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- Hark, my husband! he's singing and hoiting; and I'm fain to cark and care, and all little enough
- Second-person singular indicative past form of hokea.
hoit n (plural hoituri)
Declension of hoit