HOI or hoi may refer to:
- Hearts of Iron, a computer game
- Homeowners insurance
- Hypoiodous acid, a weak acid consisting of hydrogen, oxygen, and iodine atoms.
- Hoi District, Aichi, a former district of Japan
- Hoxnian geological stage, HOI is sub-stage I
article (only used in hoi polloi English)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Usage examples of "hoi".
When she said the words she would push the tip of her nose up with her finger to illustrate the snootiness of these hoi polloi.
I reminded her that she was still weak from her recent lung attack, but she said her kids had just as much right to listen to the radio as the kids of any snooty hoi polloi bastard that works in some bank!
Sometimes barges and boats passed, bound from Ygotai onward to trifold Mandi, which sat astride the Chaighin where it and the Hoi became the Great River, and flowed on to distant reaches of Sengu and Mendang, and remote outposts where barbarian traders came.
They might cross the Hoi, and be afoot in Hoisan with only their armor and their weapons.
Hoisan, assorted mercenaries, and one to three dragons which were variously, the soul of the Old Emperor, the guardians of the Hoi and the Chaighin and the Hisei, or a mountain dragon which had been stirred up by the demons Saukendar had been consorting with for ten years.
God laughed through her mouth then, a lovely yet terrible sound-hoi hoi hoi I made obeisance, turned hurriedly and went stumbling away, sprawling headlong down the first flight of broken stairs, cutting my forehead and knees, and so painfully out, the tremendous laughter pursuing me.
Across the river was the Gia Hoi quarter of Hue, a triangle-shaped point of land nestled in a sharp bend of the river.
This was a semirural section of the Gia Hoi suburb of Hue, a place we would describe today as a gentrified exurb.
On 26 February, this unit, with supporting fire from Alpha Company, stormed the last stronghold in Gia Hoi, the Cambodian Pagoda across the street from the high school.
It was then that Gia Hoi was considered clear, and the battle of Hue was declared over.
Dumping grounds for the uneducated hoi polloi, the jobless peasants, the Asians, the blacks, the Dominicans, the fodder that keeps our opulent society humming, the little people who kill the chickens and disembowel the cattle and pick the cotton and work in the sweatshops and wash the dishes, scrub the toilets, mop floors, and buy all the cigarettes.
Phipps, ask Captain Qindall to contact Admiral Hoi and tell the admiral I would like to meet with him at his earliest convenience.
Rear Admiral Hoi Yueng, the commander of Task Force 79, which had broken the space defenses the Coalition had around Ravenette and landed the first wave of reinforcements for the beleaguered Confederation forces on the Bataan Peninsula, and since then had prevented the Coalition from feeding more than a few reinforcements to its own troops, sat at his command station in the center of the CIC.
The God laughed through her mouth then, a lovely yet terrible sound-hoi hoi hoi I made obeisance, turned hurriedly and went stumbling away, sprawling headlong down the first flight of broken stairs, cutting my forehead and knees, and so painfully out, the tremendous laughter pursuing me.
Unlike Rush and company, the appeal of this blue-collar megastar extends far beyond the hoi polloi.