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oy vay

interjection

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oy vay

interjection

(also oy gevalt or oy vey iz mir)An intensification of ''oy'' as an exclamation of alarm, distress, etc: Oy Gevalt! New Yawkese An Endangered Dialect?/ Oy Vay! Bigamy on the Lower East Side/ The Six-Day War altered my mindset for good: from Oy vey iz mir to Never again!


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