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(sense 1): Interjection signifying pain, weariness, disgust, resignation, etc. Very often part of oy vey or oy vas mir. Compare to English Jeez. (from Yiddish "oy", probably from old German; probably cognate to English "oh").

(sense 2): Interjection signifying annoyance. Very similar to sense 1, but more annoyed than resigned. (Probably from Cockney accent of English "Hey".)

(sense 3) Greeting meaning "hello" or "Hi". (Probably from Cockney "hi").
(sense 1) Oy, my feet hurt.

(sense 2) Oy! What the 'ell do ya think you're doin'?

(sense 3) Oy, mate! 'ow's it goin'?
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word commonly used to express anger, frustration or complete disbelief in stupidity.

basically, the word "oy" is putting *smacks forehead* into a word.
Phil: so what time is practice later?
Sam: we have practice?
Phil: oy


Phil: Yes.
Sam:no
Phil: Yes
Sam: no
Phil: oy.




Phil: they dont get it still?
Sam: nope.
Phil: oy.
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Used when you or someone else does something stupid. It also can be used if one is annoyed, disgusted, bored, surprised, or in pain. Or just for the thrill of saying something nobody else says.
Oy... my stupid sister stole my wallet!
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something to say to get attention when everyone is talking over you
Students: Why does mrs nash go oy whenever she calls us?

Mrs. Nash: OY!
Students: yes miss?
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