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a type of punk rock featuring violent, racist lyrics, associated especially with skinheads.

1975–80; of disputed orig.


opportunistic infection.
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oi1 (ɔɪ)
1.  (Brit) a cry used to attract attention, esp in an aggressive way
2.  of or relating to a form of punk rock popular esp among skinheads in the late 1970s and 1980s

oi2 (ˈɒiː)
n , pl oi
(NZ) another name for grey-faced petrel

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Main Entry:  oi
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  See oy
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1962, vulgar or working class pronunciation of hoy a call or shout to attract attention.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Office of Investigator

  2. optimum interpolation

  3. osteogenesis imperfecta

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