[ oh-fey ]
/ ˈoʊ feɪ /
noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.
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Origin of ofay
1920–25, Americanism; of obscure origin; the popular notion that the word is a Pig Latin deformation of foe is very dubious
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British Dictionary definitions for ofay
/ (ˈəʊfeɪ) /
US slang a derogatory term for a White person
Word Origin for ofay
C20: origin unknown
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