oy gevalt!

Yiddish phrase
oy ge·​valt! | \ ˈȯi-gə-ˈvȯlt How to pronounce oy gevalt! (audio) , -ˈvält \

Definition of oy gevalt!

: oh, violence! used to express shock or amazement

Learn More About oy gevalt!

Dictionary Entries Near oy gevalt!

oyez

oy gevalt!

-oyl

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for oy gevalt!

Cite this Entry

“Oy gevalt!.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oy%20gevalt%21. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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