- Rhymes: -ɔɪ
hoy (plural hoys)
- A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.
- (Can we date this quote by Cowper and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
- The hoy went to London every week.
- (Tyneside) To throw.
- hoy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977
- The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
- Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, 
- 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, 
- A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
- hoytjauk (“haystack”)
- expression used to call the attention of somebody
- Hoy! Gumising na kayong lahat dyan!
- Hey! Wake up all of you there!
- expression used to inform someone
- Hoy! Hindi ako ang kumuha ng pera mo!
- Hey! I didn't take your money!
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.