Definition of ahoy exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈhɔɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈhɔɪ//
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used by people in boats to attract attention Ahoy there! Ship ahoy! (= there is a ship in sight) Word Originmid 18th cent.: from ah + hoy, an exclamation used to attract attention.
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