hoys

hoy

1 [hoi]
noun Nautical.
1.
a heavy barge used in harbors.
2.
a vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually slooprigged, used for fishing and coastal trading.

Origin:
1485–95; < Middle Dutch hoey

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hoy

2 [hoi]
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation to attract attention.)
noun
2.
a shout or hail.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of hey

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hoy1 (hɔɪ)
 
n
1.  a freight barge
2.  a coastal fishing and trading vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used during the 17th and 18th centuries
 
[C15: from Middle Dutch hoei]

hoy2 (hɔɪ)
 
interj
a cry used to attract attention or drive animals
 
[C14: variant of hey]

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