Yoohoo vs Ahoy - What's the difference?
Ahoy is a see also of yoohoo.
Yoohoo is a see also of ahoy.
As interjections the difference between yoohoo and ahoy
is that yoohoo
is used to get attention while ahoy
is (nautical) used to hail a ship, a boat or a person, or to attract attention.
As verbs the difference between yoohoo and ahoy
is that yoohoo
is to give a cry of "yoohoo" while ahoy
is to hail with a cry of "ahoy".
Used to get attention.
- Yoohoo! I think you dropped this.
To give a cry of "yoohoo".
(nautical) Used to hail a ship, a boat or a person, or to attract attention.
* 1751: While he was thus occupied, a voice, still more uncouth than the former, bawled aloud, ‘Ho! the house, a-hoy!’'', (The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle), (Tobias Smollett).
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!
” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. […] The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, opened his mouth and roared “Hi!” and “Hello!” like the bull of Bashan.}}
* Traditionally, when used from a ship to hail an approaching boat, the standard responses are:
** "aye aye", if a commissioned officer is in the boat;
** "no no", if no officer is in the boat;
** name of ship , if the captain of another ship is in the boat;
** "flag" if an admiral is in the boat.
* land ahoy
* ship ahoy
* ahoj (Czech, Slovak greeting)
To hail with a cry of "ahoy".