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an interjection used to express annoyance, disappointment, or dismay: Oy, what a job!
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Used especially to express irritation, dismay, sorrow, or self-pity.
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dialect Scot a grandchild
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(used to express dismay, pain, annoyance, grief, etc.)
[1890–95; < Yiddish]
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