There are 3 definitions of hoy in English:

hoy1

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Pronunciation: /hɔɪ
 
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exclamation

Used to attract someone’s attention: ‘Hoy! Look!’
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  • "Hoy!" shouted Charles, getting out of his seat.
  • He spat out the bread and shouted "Hoy! Hoy!" down at the street.

noun

[mass noun] Australian Back to top  
A game resembling bingo, using playing cards.
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  • Why not bring your friends along to a fun morning playing Hoy and then delicious BBQ lunch?
  • Thursday was pension day and a larger than usual number of visitors frequented the Workers’ Club, playing the pokies or taking part in a game of Hoy.

Origin

natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English.

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There are 3 definitions of hoy in English:

hoy2

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Pronunciation: /hɔɪ
 
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noun

historical
A small coastal sailing vessel, typically single-masted.
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  • Then it was rolled down to the water's edge along a walkway and loaded on to a powder hoy to be ferried to the waiting warship.
  • The centrepiece of the gallery will be a three-quarter view full-scale model of a transport hoy, a reproduction of the Foreman's Office, and the quayside along which the boat will be moored.
  • In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, English hoys plied a trade between London and the north Kent coast.

Origin

Middle English: from Middle Dutch hoei, of unknown origin.

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There are 3 definitions of hoy in English:

hoy3

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Pronunciation: /hɔɪ
 
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verb

[with object] Australian & Northern English, informal
Throw.
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  • Simple: take your trainers off, wind your arm up, and get hoying your ‘shoe’ - the pleasing alternative to the game played by all those wizened, pipe-smoking Frenchmen.
  • 1970's camping cavers had adopted the Dounreay technique for disposing of their rubbish - they'd hoyed it all down a deep shaft.
  • If we think there's a possibility that everyone out there would accept it, we take it to a mass meeting which we did the last time and they hoyed it out.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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