hoy (sp. var. oy) interj. a word called out to get the attention of someone. [Some speakers believe that it is impolite to use this particular word to call the attention of an older person or one with status.] Kananay Hoy, nganney naat ke he-a? She said, “Hey, what is the matter with you?” {col} (sem. domains: - Prompters of attention.)