1

hoy

interjection \ ˈhȯi \

Definition of hoy

used in attracting attention or in driving animals

Origin and Etymology of hoy

Middle English


2

hoy

noun

Definition of hoy

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

Origin and Etymology of hoy

Middle English, from Middle Dutch hoei


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