hoy

1 of 2

interjection

used in attracting attention or in driving animals

hoy

2 of 2

noun

1
: a small usually sloop-rigged coasting ship
2
: a heavy barge for bulky cargo

Word History

Etymology

Interjection

Middle English

Noun

Middle English, from Middle Dutch hoei

First Known Use

Interjection

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoy was in the 14th century

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“Hoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoy. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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