ay

interjection \ ˈī \

Definition of ay

usually used with following me to express sorrow or regret

Examples of ay in a Sentence

  1. ay me, we are doomed to listen to that noise all night!

Origin and Etymology of ay

Middle French aymi ay me

ay Synonyms

Synonyms

alack, alas, woe;

Related Words

ouch, ow;

aw, phooey, rats, sheesh, shucks;

bah, boo, fie, ho hum, humph, pish, pooh, tsk, tush, tut, yuck (also yuk);


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