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  • n. a wild hook shot played without style
  • n. spittle.
  • v. To play such a shot.
  • v. To lift something up wildly.
  • v. To throw something out.
  • v. to spit.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • As a non-coppa, can any of you officers of the law tell me roughly how long it will take before the first compo claims are launched for rsi as a result of having to hoik one of those ludicrous megaphones around??

    What A Bunch Of Plonkers « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Instead, you are more likely to be pondering how much time you can afford to spend reading before you lug the barbecue from beneath its tarpaulin or hoik the kids from their beds, lather them in factor 50 and march them off to the park.

    But do we really want a barbecue autumn? | Alex Clark

  • OK, so 360 isn't "her" movie, but The Deep Blue Sea should hoik her into the best actress category — if she'd attended the red carpet, she'd have put this intimate movie on to the front pages.

    Trailer trash

  • With her ballsy no-nonsense approach to fashion, she will inspire children all over the country to hoik their protruding guts over a set of combat trousers.

    You There! Be In A Morrissey Advert!

  • And while we're on the subject of his Dad Lord, I give thanks for the delicious sight of that craven, racist, traitorous, class-ridden old fool having to hoik his withered Yankee hams out of the comfy billion-dollar no-show job the Carlyle Group found for him, in a desperate attempt to save a dynasty built on graft, treason, war crimes and good old-fashioned brown-nosing.

    Tony Hendra: A Thanksgiving Prayer for Dick Cheney's Heart -- and a Few Other Favorite Things

  • But this wasn't the time to be rehashing the past, if Cutter had found her, the others couldn't be far behind and it was time to hoik up her robes and run.

    Let's get extemporaneous (a contest)

  • Marples Public School Slang 31 Oik, hoik: very widely used and of some age; at Cheltenham (1897) it meant simply a working man, but at Christ's Hospital (1885) it implied someone who spoke Cockney, and at Bootham (1925) someone who spoke with a Yorkshire accent. OIK.

  • Much as I despise Wikipedia, I despise far more those pirate sites that just hoik the entire lot in wholesale, with cavalier disregard for formatting and storage space. CORPORATE ETYMOLOGIES.

  • "Besides, " he added, mopping his brow with a fold of his plaid, -if ye pass out, you'll be less trouble to hoik about.

    Drums of Autumn

  • In reality, you have to get hold of his head, hoik it back as you would with a sheep, and just keep on cutting until you've gone right through the windpipe and the head has just about come away in your hands.



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  • to lift something (a breast in this context) up wildly(?)

    "I may have discovered the reason why adhesive cups that cover the breasts leaving wearers free to show off their skin in backless, strapless or frontless dresses don't go up to an E-cup - it's called gravity.

    Gaffer tape, however, is a different entity entirely and strong enough even to hoik mine and Kim's generous bust. But just because it works, doesn't mean to say it looks good."

    February 20, 2016

  • "...'the film he made out of Alastor before he went to Hollywood, which he shot in a bathtub, what he could of it, and apparently stuck the rest together with sequences of ruins cut out of old travelogues, and a jungle hoiked out of In dunkelste Afrika...'"

    - Lowry, Under the Volcano

    June 25, 2011

  • 2nt = secondment?

    December 16, 2009

  • Isn't this just a variant of hoick?

    December 16, 2009

  • I was actually the 2nt person to look this up here as that was your comment. What I've found in other places is that this a cricket term meaning a hooked shot.

    Just my 2cents

    December 16, 2009