ahoy

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interjection \ə-ˈhȯi\

Definition of ahoy

  1. —used in hailing <ship ahoy>

Origin and Etymology of ahoy

a- (as in aha) + hoy


First Known Use: 1748


AHOY Defined for English Language Learners

ahoy

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interjection \ə-ˈhȯi\

Definition of ahoy for English Language Learners

  • —used by a sailor who is calling out to a passing ship or boat


AHOY Defined for Kids

ahoy

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interjection \ə-ˈhȯi\

Definition of ahoy for Students

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


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ahoy


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