Definition of ahoy in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈhɔɪ


Nautical or • humorous
  • A call used in hailing: ahoy there! land ahoy!
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    • 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.


mid 18th century: from ah + hoy1.

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