hoy

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See also: Hoy and høy

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Heu or Dutch gooi.

Noun[edit]

hoy (plural hoys)

  1. 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]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Tyneside) 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]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →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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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Southern 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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoy

  1. today

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish oye

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /hoj/

Interjection[edit]

hoy

  1. expression used to call the attention of somebody
    Hoy! Gumising na kayong lahat dyan!
    Hey! Wake up all of you there!
  2. expression used to inform someone
    Hoy! Hindi ako ang kumuha ng pera mo!
    Hey! I didn't take your money!

Usage notes[edit]

Using this word can make you sound disrespectful in some contexts. Refrain from using it when you're talking to someone who you don't know especially when he's older than you.

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