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oy2

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

Origin of oy2

1425–75; late Middle English (north and Scots) o(o), oy(e) < Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'
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Examples from the Web for oys

Historical Examples

  • Oys′ter-tongs, a tool used to dredge up oysters in deep water.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

    Various


Word Origin and History for oys

oy

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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