hoy

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See also: Hoy, HOY, and høy

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɔɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Heu or Dutch gooi.

Noun[edit]

hoy (plural hoys)

  1. (nautical) 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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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch hoi, compare ahoy.

Interjection[edit]

hoy

  1. Ho!, hallo!, stop!

Verb[edit]

hoy (third-person singular simple present hoys, present participle hoying, simple past and past participle hoyed)

  1. (transitive) To incite; to drive onward.

Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps related to hoick and hoist.

Verb[edit]

hoy (third-person singular simple present hoys, present participle hoying or hoyin, simple past and past participle hoyed)

  1. (Northumbria, Australia) To throw.

References[edit]

  • hoy” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • Frank Graham (1987) The New Geordie Dictionary, →ISBN
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

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Gutnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hey, from Proto-Germanic *hawją

Noun[edit]

hoy n

  1. hay

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hoy m (invariable)

  1. (nautical) hoy (small coaster vessel)

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

hoy (third-person singular simple present hoy, present participle hoyin, simple past hoyed, past participle hoyed)

  1. (South Scots) to throw

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish oy, from Vulgar Latin *oie, from Latin hodiē. Compare Portuguese hoje, Italian oggi, hui in French aujourd'hui.

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Adverb[edit]

hoy

  1. today
    Synonym: hoy día

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Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a natural expression, as may be inferred from its presence with similar meaning in many other unrelated languages: English hey, Mandarin (āi), Latin eia, and Czech ahoj.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hoy

  1. (colloquial, informal) expression used to call the attention of somebody: hey!
    Synonym: huy
    Hoy! Gumising na kayong lahat dyan!
    Hey! Wake up all of you there!
  2. (colloquial, informal) expression used as a warning or as a protest: hey!
    Synonym: huy
    Hoy! Hindi ako ang kumuha ng pera mo!
    Hey! I didn't take your money!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The expression hoy can be perceived as disrespectful in some contexts, especially with one's seniors or superiors. Reactions may be heard such as:
    Huwag mo akong hoy-hoyin!Don't call me 'hoy'!

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