Share this entry

Share this page

oy vey

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

Definition of oy vey in English:

exclamation

Indicating dismay or grief.

Origin

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

Definition of oy vey in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure