hoick

verb
\ˈhȯik \
hoicked; hoicking; hoicks

Definition of hoick 

transitive verb

: to move or pull abruptly : yank was hoicked out of my job— Vincent Sheean

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The History of Hoick

Etymologists suspect that hoick is an alteration of the verb hike, which is itself akin to hitch. According to the evidence, hike entered the language during the first decade of the 19th century, whereas hoick appeared near that century's close. The word hoick can be used for any type of abrupt pulling movement but is commonly used for the sudden pulling back on the joystick of an airplane; a rough, jerky movement when rowing; and a jerky, elevated shot in cricket. In fox hunting, the word hoicks is used to call attention to a hound that has picked up the scent and to bring the pack together.

Examples of hoick in a Sentence

He hoicked up his trousers and waded in. hoicked up his pants and hastily waded into the water

First Known Use of hoick

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoick

probably alteration of hike entry 1

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The first known use of hoick was in 1898

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hoick

verb

English Language Learners Definition of hoick

: to lift or pull (something) with a quick movement

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