See also: Hoi, hói, hỏi, hơi, hội, Hợi, and hoʻi

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Variant of hoy.

InterjectionEdit

hoi

  1. A call to gain someone's attention; hey!
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 55:
      A hollow groan, unlike anything she had ever heard in her life, came from the front, followed by a shout of "Hoi, there!"

Etymology 2Edit

ArticleEdit

hoi

  1. Only used in hoi polloi

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly a spontaneous alteration of the interjection ho. The use as a joyful exclamation is attested from the 16th century; use as an informal greeting appears only in the 20th century.

Another possibility is the borrowing from English ahoy or Middle English hoy; See also ahoi.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɔi̯
  • IPA(key): /ɦɔi̯/
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InterjectionEdit

hoi

  1. (Netherlands, informal) A greeting acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence, comparable to English hey, hi
    Hoi, hoe gaat het?Hey, how's it going?
  2. (Netherlands, informal) A farewell acknowledging someone's departure, comparable to English goodbye, bye
    Tot morgen. Hoi!See you tomorrow. Bye!
  3. (dated) An exclamation of joy.
    Ik heb een tante in Marokko en die komt, hiep hoi!
    I have an aunt in Morocco and she's coming over, yippee yay!

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FembeEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

hoi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoi̯/, [ˈho̞i̯]
  • Rhymes: -oi
  • Syllabification: hoi

InterjectionEdit

hoi

  1. ahoy, hey
    hoi te siellä!
    hey you there!

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hoi

  1. (Southern Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol) hi! an informal greeting acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence
    Hoi, wie geht's?

See alsoEdit


LadinEdit

InterjectionEdit

hoi

  1. (Gherdëina) A greeting acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence, comparable to English hey, hi
    Hoi, co vala pa?
    Hello, how's it going?

LavukaleveEdit

NounEdit

hoi n

  1. deep sea

VerbEdit

hoi

  1. (intransitive) go in
  2. (transitive) put in

MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *huy (exclamation to express surprise, call to a friend, respond to a distant call, etc.).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hoi (Jawi spelling هوي‎)

  1. hey; interjection used to call out to people
    Hoi, apa kau buat tu?!
    Hey, what are you doing there?!
Further readingEdit

PirahãEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hoi

  1. toneless rendering of hói
  2. toneless rendering of hoí

Further readingEdit

Mura-Pirahã Dictionary


Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from English horse.

NounEdit

hoi

  1. horse

Derived termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hoi (𦤠)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    Synonym: hôi

West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hoi

  1. hi

Further readingEdit

  • hoi”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011