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3 letters words from 'hoy'

HOY 9 

2 letters words from 'hoy'

HO 5OH 5
OY 5YO 5

All 3 letters words made out of hoy

hoy ohy hyo yho oyh yoh

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Definitions and meaning of hoy



  • IPA(key): /hɔɪ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ

Etymology 1

Borrowed from German Heu or Dutch gooi.


hoy (plural hoys)

  1. A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.
    • July 1779, William Cowper, letter to the Rev. William Unwin
      The hoy went to London every week.
Derived terms
  • powder hoy

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Dutch hoi, compare ahoy.



  1. Ho!, hallo!, stop!


hoy (third-person singular simple present hoys, present participle hoying, simple past and past participle hoyed)

  1. (transitive) To incite; to drive onward.

Etymology 3

Perhaps related to hoick and hoist.


hoy (third-person singular simple present hoys, present participle hoying or hoyin, simple past and past participle hoyed)

  1. (Northumbria, Australia) To throw.


  • hoy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • Frank Graham (1987) The New Geordie Dictionary, →ISBN
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN


  • hyo-



From Old Norse hey, from Proto-Germanic *hawją


hoy n

  1. hay

Derived terms

  • hoytjauk (haystack)



hoy (third-person singular present hoy, present participle hoyin, past hoyed, past participle hoyed)

  1. (South Scots) to throw



From Old Spanish oy, from Vulgar Latin *oie, from Latin hodiē. Compare Portuguese hoje, Italian oggi, hui in French aujourd'hui.


  • IPA(key): /ˈoi/, [ˈoi̯]



  1. today
    Synonym: hoy día

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “hoy” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  • “hoy” in Lexico, Oxford University Press.



From Spanish oye


IPA(key): /hoj/



  1. expression used to call the attention of somebody
  2. expression used to inform someone

Usage notes

Using this word can make you sound disrespectful in some contexts. Refrain from using it when you're talking to someone who you don't know especially when he's older than you.


  • huy
  • uy
  • oy

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to incite.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)