Simple Definition of ahoy
—used by a sailor who is calling out to a passing ship or boat
Full Definition of ahoy
—used in hailing <ship ahoy>
Origin of ahoy
a- (as in aha) + hoy
First Known Use: 1748
Rhymes with ahoy
alloy, annoy, bad boy, ball boy, batboy, B-boy, beachboy, bellboy, bell buoy, best boy, big boy, bok choy, borzoi, boy toy, busboy, callboy, carboy, charpoy, choirboy, convoy, cowboy, decoy, deploy, destroy, doughboy, employ, enjoy, envoy, flyboy, footboy, Hanoi, hautbois, highboy, homeboy, houseboy, killjoy, Khoikhoi, life buoy, linkboy, lowboy, McCoy, newsboy, old boy, page boy, playboy, plowboy, po'boy, postboy, potboy, Quemoy, Rob Roy, Saint Croix, Savoy, schoolboy, sepoy, stock boy, tallboy, tatsoi, teapoy, Tolstoy, tomboy, travois, viceroy
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Definition of ahoy for Students
—used in calling out to a passing ship or boat <Ship ahoy!>
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