used in hailing
ship ahoy

Word History


a- (as in aha) + hoy

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ahoy was in 1748

Dictionary Entries Near ahoy

Cite this Entry

“Ahoy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


used in calling out to a passing ship or boat
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