[oh-fey] /ˈoʊ feɪ/
noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.
(US, slang) a derogatory term for a White person
American English black slang, “white person,” 1925, of unknown origin. If, as is sometimes claimed, it derives from an African word, none corresponding to it has been found. Perhaps the most plausible speculation is Yoruba ófé “to disappear” (as from a powerful enemy), with the sense transferred from the word of self-protection to the source of the threat. OED regards the main alternative theory, that it is pig Latin for foe, to be no more than an “implausible guess.”
: ofay business men and planters
A white person; fay, Gray: Let the ofays have Wall Street to themselves/ a white boy, an ofay (1917+ Black)
[probably fr pig Latin for foe]
Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
/ˈɒfkɒm/ noun acronym 1. (in Britain) Office of Communications: a government body regulating the telecommunications industries; a super-regulator merging the Radio Authority, Independent Television Commission, and Oftel
- Of consequence
Important, as in For all matters of consequence we have to consult the board, or Only scientists of consequence have been invited to speak. This idiom was first recorded in 1489.