oy's

oy

2 [oi]
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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Word Origin & History

oy
Yiddish exclamation of dismay, 1892, Amer.Eng. Extended form oy vey (1959) includes Yiddish vey, from Ger. Weh "woe" (see woe).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
OY
  1. operating year

  2. optimum yield

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