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ofay

[ oh-fey ]
/ ˈoʊ feɪ /
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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

ofay
/ (ˈəʊfeɪ) /

noun

US slang a derogatory term for a White person

Word Origin for ofay

C20: origin unknown
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