Oy



[oi] /ɔɪ/

interjection
1.
(used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc.)
[oi] /ɔɪ/
noun, Scot.
1.
a grandchild.
2.
Obsolete. a nephew or niece.
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

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

interjection

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

[1892+; fr Hebrew]
1.
operating year
2.
optimum yield

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