Definition of Hoyle in English:

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Pronunciation: /hoil/


(in phrase according to Hoyle)
According to plan or the rules.
Example sentences
  • So today, play by the rules and live your life according to Hoyle.
  • The Ethics Commission, you'll recall, is the 10-year-old agency that decides whether the activities - particularly those involving campaign money - of the city's 18 elected officials are played according to Hoyle.
  • Appoint some FBI lady to make sure things are done according to Hoyle.


Early 20th century: from the name of Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769), English writer on card games.

Words that rhyme with Hoyle

boil, Boyle, broil, coil, Dáil, Doyle, embroil, Fianna Fáil, foil, moil, noil, oil, roil, Royle, soil, spoil, toil, voile

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