Definition of ahoy in English:

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ahoy

Pronunciation: /əˈhɔɪ/

exclamation

Nautical or humorous
A call used to greet someone or draw attention to something from a distance: ahoy there! land ahoy!
More example sentences
  • We didn't know what it was going to be like when we started, but as we got into it, more and more people, all the emails I get now instead of hi Peter, it's ahoy!
  • The ref blows for full time - golden goal or penalties ahoy!
  • It will be ship ahoy for the brave mum-of-two Marie next Tuesday as she takes up the Cabin Fever challenge on board a 90 ft Schooner ship.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from ah + hoy1.

Words that rhyme with ahoy

alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi, oi, ploy, poi, Roy, savoy, soy, tatsoi, toy, trompe l'œil, troy
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