See also: Hoy, HOY, and høy

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from German Heu or Dutch gooi.

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.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Dutch hoi, compare ahoy.

InterjectionEdit

hoy

  1. Ho!, hallo!, stop!

VerbEdit

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

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

Etymology 3Edit

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. (Tyneside) 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
  • 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

AnagramsEdit


GutnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hey, from Proto-Germanic *hawją

NounEdit

hoy n

  1. hay

Derived termsEdit


ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (South Scots) to throw

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

hoy

  1. today

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Further readingEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish oye

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /hoj/

InterjectionEdit

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 notesEdit

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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