- a grandchild.
- Obsolete. a nephew or niece.
Origin of oy2
1425–75; late Middle English (north and Scots) o(o), oy(e) < Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'
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Historical Examples of oys
Oys′ter-tongs, a tool used to dredge up oysters in deep water.
Word Origin and History for oys
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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