(used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc.)
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!
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]
[aw-yah-mah] /ˈɔ yɑˌmɑ/ noun 1. Iwao [ee-wah-aw] /ˈi wɑˌɔ/ (Show IPA), 1842–1916, Japanese field marshal.
[oi-uh-shee-oh; Japanese aw-yah-shee-aw] /ˈɔɪ əˈʃi oʊ; Japanese ˈɔ yɑˈʃi ɔ/ noun 1. a cold ocean current flowing SW from the Bering Sea, E of the Kurile Islands, along the E coast of Japan where it meets the Japan Current.
[oi-lit] /ˈɔɪ lɪt/ noun 1. (def 5).
[oh-yer, oi-er] /ˈoʊ yər, ˈɔɪ ər/ noun, Law. 1. . 2. a hearing in open court involving the production of some document pleaded by one party and demanded by the other, the party pleading the document being said to make profert. /ɔɪə/ noun 1. (English legal history) (in the 13th century) an assize 2. (formerly) […]