A society of Chinese, especially a secret society of Chinese resident in a foreign community.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "hoey" in a sentence
"From our last paragraph above it will be seen that the "line" of demarcation alluded to in the first half of the above objection has certainly never yet been defined by Tai-hoey, but it will be seen likewise that we have no apprehension of any practical difficulty in the matter."
"We think it much better, however, unless the providence of God direct otherwise, that the missionaries continue their present relation to the Tai-hoey until the native Church is farther developed."
"The Tai-hoey at Amoy, in this manner, gradually grew up with perfect parity between the native and foreign members."