Still a mystery as to the origin of the word. It almost certainly isn't Gullah of West African. It almost certainly isn't from "foe" in Pig Latin as that form of "Pig Latin" didn't really start until 1920 and "ofay" was around from at least the 1890s. It usually wasn't used in a derogatory way about whites, but rather just as a matter of fact expression. Quite often used in early Black newspapers in columns written about theatrical performers and that the "ofay" owned the theater in which the Black performers, er uh, performed.
It is really the most beautiful city of its kind in the South. It has all modern conveniences, electrical effects, etc, is situated near the harbor and the audiences are all ofays, principally foreigners.
by samclem June 12, 2010
Also spelled O'Fe. Old world slang term for caucasian people. A Pig Latin derivation of 'Foe' (O'Fe)used by African slaves in their 'Patois'.
It was a typical O' Fay crowd at the Kanye show.

You better tell O' Fay One Kenobi to take his puny, slack jean wearin, YT ass back to Honkytown, dig?
by p.w. rush August 08, 2006
punk,cracka,bitch
I'ma pop dat O-fay if he keep on calling me a monkey
by dre July 16, 2003
punk crakca bitch
by Anonymous July 13, 2003
punk cracker bitch
by snoop July 12, 2003
Punk Cracka Bitch
Comes from Snoop Dogg meaning a Faggit ass white person.
Black Person to White Guy- U fuckin o-fay
by DAmon May 26, 2004
Hostile term for white people. According to Edward Ball in The Sweet Hell Inside (a history of a mixed-race Charleston SC family), pig Latin for "foe." Dates to at least early 19th century.
"Who invited the ofay?" -- Autobiography of Malcolm X
by XeniaP October 20, 2010
dirrogutory term for white folk.
shut up white boy, cracker, ofay.
by BIG BOI February 10, 2004

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