See also: Hoy and høy

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From German Heu or Dutch hui.

NounEdit

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 2Edit

From Dutch hui, compare ahoy.

InterjectionEdit

hoy

  1. ho!, hallo!, stop!

Etymology 3Edit

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VerbEdit

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

  1. (Geordie) To throw.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (Southern Scots) to throw

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin hodie. Compare Portuguese hoje, Italian oggi

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

hoy

  1. today

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 11 April 2014, at 03:03