Yoohoo vs Ahoy - What's the difference?

yoohoo | ahoy |

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".

yoohoo

English

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • Used to get attention.
  • Yoohoo! I think you dropped this.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To give a cry of "yoohoo".
  • See also

    * hey *ahoy * yahoo

    ahoy

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (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).
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= 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.}}

    Usage notes

    * 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.

    Derived terms

    * land ahoy * ship ahoy * ahoj (Czech, Slovak greeting)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hail with a cry of "ahoy".
  • Anagrams

    *

    References

    See also

    * yoohoo