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[oi] /ɔɪ/
noun, Scot.
1.
a grandchild.
2.
Obsolete. a nephew or niece.
Also, oe.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (north and Scots) o(o), oy(e) < Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'
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Word Origin and History for oy's

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's

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's

OY

  1. operating year
  2. optimum yield
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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