Definition of oy vey in English:

oy vey

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Pronunciation: /ɔɪ ˈveɪ
 
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(also oy or oy veh)

exclamation

Indicating dismay or grief (used mainly by Yiddish-speakers).

Origin

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

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