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[oi] /ɔɪ/
interjection
1.
(used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc.)
Also, oi.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Yiddish

oy2

[oi] /ɔɪ/
noun, Scot.
1.
a grandchild.
2.
Obsolete. a nephew or niece.
Also, oe.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English (north and Scots) o(o), oy(e) < Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'
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Contemporary definitions for oy
interjection

an exclamation of dismay or exasperation; also written oi ; also called oy vay , oy vey

Examples

It is snowing again! Oy!

Word Origin

Yiddish

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Word Origin and History for oy

Yiddish exclamation of dismay, 1892, American English. Extended form oy vey (1959) includes Yiddish vey, from German Weh "woe" (see woe).

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Slang definitions & phrases for oy

oy

interjection

An exclamation of multiple significance: Oy may be employed to express anything from ecstasy to horror

[1892+; fr Hebrew]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for oy

OY

  1. operating year
  2. optimum yield
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