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Oi

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/ ɔɪ /
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noun

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

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Origin of Oi

First recorded in 1975–80; of disputed origin

Definition for Oi (2 of 2)

OI

opportunistic infection.
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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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Medical definitions for Oi

oi-

For words beginning with oi- that are not found here, see under e-.
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