Main definitions of noy in English

: noy1noy2

noy1

Pronunciation /nɔɪ/

noun

archaic, rare, dialect Scottish, British
  • Annoyance, trouble; suffering, distress, sadness.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Arthour and Merlin. Partly aphetic from annoy, and partly directly from Anglo-Norman nui, nouy, nuye.

Main definitions of noy in English

: noy1noy2

noy2

Pronunciation /nɔɪ/

noun

Physics
  • A unit of perceived noisiness.

    One noy is equal to the noisiness of a sound of specified bandwidth and intensity.

Origin

1950s. Shortened from noise.