[oi] /ɔɪ/

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

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

It is snowing again! Oy!
Word Origin


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


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

[1892+; fr Hebrew]
operating year
optimum yield


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