usually used with following me to express sorrow or regret

Examples of ay in a Sentence

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

Word History


Middle French aymi ay me

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ay was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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