ofay

noun
\ ˈō-ˌfā How to pronounce ofay (audio) , ō-ˈfā How to pronounce ofay (audio) \

Definition of ofay

usually disparaging
: a white person

First Known Use of ofay

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ofay

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“Ofay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ofay. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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