interjection \ə-ˈhi\

—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
AHOY Defined for Kids


interjection \ə-ˈhi\

Definition of AHOY for Kids

—used in calling out to a passing ship or boat <Ship ahoy!>


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