Oy vey – definition of oy vey by The Free Dictionary

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oy vey

(oi′ vā′)

interj.

Used to express irritation, dismay, sorrow, or self-pity.


[Yiddish : oy, interjection expressing irritation or sorrow + vey, woe (from Middle High German , from Old High German wah, wē; akin to Old English waā, woe!)]

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