Main definitions of yoick in English

: yoick1yoick2

yoick1

Pronunciation /jɔɪk/

verb

Hunting
  • To shout or cry ‘yoick!’. Also with object: to encourage or urge on (a hound) by crying ‘yoick!’.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Bernard (1756–1828), actor and theatre manager. From yoick.

Main definitions of yoick in English

: yoick1yoick2

yoick2

(also yoik)

Pronunciation /jɔɪk/

exclamation

rare Hunting
  • A call or cry used to urge on hounds.

noun

rare Hunting
  • A cry or exclamation of ‘yoick!’.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Polite Singer. Imitative.