oy

play
interjection \ˈȯi\

Definition of oy

  1. —used especially to express exasperation or dismay Oy, what a mess. Oy, what arrogance. Oy, my feet are killing me.

Origin and Etymology of oy

Yiddish


First Known Use: 1892

Learn More about oy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up oy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!