Definition of oy vey in English:

oy vey

Syllabification: oy vey
Pronunciation: /oi ˈvā
 
/
(also oy)

exclamation

  • Indicating dismay or grief.

Origin

late 19th century: Yiddish, literally 'oh woe'.

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