Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HOY, v.1 To shout hoy!, to hail, summon, call with a loud voice (Sc. 1880 Jam., Cai. 1902 E.D.D.; Ork., Cai., m.Lth., Lnk., Kcb. 1957); to urge on, incite, drive forward with cries, to hound on (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Bwk., Lnk. 1957); to goad into a state of excitement or rage (Abd. 1957). Ayr. 1786  Burns Halloween xxiii.:
They hoy't out Will, wi' sair advice.
Sc. 1787  W. Taylor Sc. Poems 8:
To him the dogs may then be hoyt Wi' a' their force.
Sc. 1818  Scott Rob Roy xxiii., xxix.:
This young birkie here, that ye're hoying and hounding on the shortest road to the gallows and the deevil. . . . Then there's sodgers, puir things, hoyed out frae the garrison at a'body's bidding.
Dwn. 1844  R. Huddleston Poems 67:
In clackin' tugs are naigies yock't — They're hippin' and they're hoyin'.
Per. 1857  J. Stewart Sketches 75:
But Providence, . . . Discover'd him, though scrimp an' wee In bouk an' fame, Far on the road that's sair ajee An' hoy'd him hame.
Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 82:
Mack ready, an' a'll rin an' hoy till 'im t' wyte for ye. . . . Hoy aifter 'im t' fess the newspaper wee ' im fin he comes haim.
Edb. 1895  J. Tweeddale Moff 188:
Wull I hunt them up, sir, and hoy them back?
Sc.(E) 1913  H. P. Cameron Imit. Christ i. xviii.:
They ocht mair till hoy us tae mak guid endwye.
Bch. 1947  per
27:
They had him fair hoyt.

[From the call hoy! In O.Sc. from c.1536.]

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