hoy

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See also: Hoy and høy

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Heu or Dutch hui.

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.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.x:
      He sent to Germanie, straunge aid to reare, / From whence eftsoones arriued here three hoyes / Of Saxons, whom he for his safetie imployes.
    • Cowper
      The hoy went to London every week.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch hui, compare ahoy.

Interjection[edit]

hoy

  1. ho!, hallo!, stop!

Etymology 3[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Geordie) 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 0946928118
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[3]
  • 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, [4]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Southern Scots) to throw

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hodie. Compare Portuguese hoje, Italian oggi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hoy

  1. today

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