oi

[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /

interjection

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Definition for oi (2 of 4)

Oi
[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /

noun

a type of punk rock featuring violent, racist lyrics, associated especially with skinheads.

Origin of Oi

First recorded in 1975–80; of disputed orig.

Definition for oi (3 of 4)

OI

opportunistic infection.

Definition for oi (4 of 4)

oy1

or oi

[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /

interjection

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

Origin of oy

1
Borrowed into English from Yiddish around 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for oi (1 of 2)

oi1
/ (ɔɪ) /

interjection

British a cry used to attract attention, esp in an aggressive way

adjective

of or relating to a form of punk rock popular esp among skinheads in the late 1970s and 1980s

British Dictionary definitions for oi (2 of 2)

oi2
/ (ˈɒiː) /

noun plural oi

NZ another name for grey-faced petrel

Word Origin for oi

Māori
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