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oy

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or oi

[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /
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interjection
(used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc.)
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Origin of oy

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Borrowed into English from Yiddish around 1890–95

Other definitions for oy (2 of 2)

oy2

or oe

[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /

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

Origin of oy

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1425–75; late Middle English (north and Scots ) o(o), oy(e) <Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'
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