oy

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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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Word Origin and History for oys

oy

Yiddish exclamation of dismay, 1892, American English. Extended form oy vey (1959) includes Yiddish vey, from German Weh "woe" (see woe).

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