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Used before me to express distress or regret.
n. & adv.
Variant of aye1.
Variant of aye2.
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archaic poetic ever; always
[C12 ai, from Old Norse ei; related to Old English ā always, Latin aevum an age, Greek aiōn]
archaic poetic an expression of misery or surprise
[C14 ey: from an involuntary cry of surprise]
sentence substitute, n
a variant spelling of aye1
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
[1150–1200; Middle English ei, ai < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse ei, c. Old English ā ever]
(used to express regret or sorrow.)
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ay, chihuahua - This interjection expresses surprise or shock—even dismay, annoyance, or resignation.
See also related terms for shock.
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adv. sí, claro, desde luego, seguramente.
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