oy


oy

interjection

  1. (used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc.)

noun Scot.

  1. a grandchild.
  2. Obsolete. a nephew or niece.

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

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