n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a white person.

[Origin unknown.]


slang US a derogatory term for a White person
[C20: origin unknown]


(ˈoʊ feɪ)

also fay

usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person.)
[1920–25, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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When Red protested, Charlie said smoothly, 'Now Chood, can't afford to have any of these peckerheads get wise to you being ofay [white]
Voices Off: Gray is ofay, black is beautiful Gray is shit, Jordan is a honky donkey white nigger man
In early June, the Chicago Defender noted that the team played and beat "an Ofay team.
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For example, Trainspotting opens with: 'Sweat wis lashing ofay Sick Boy; he wis trembling.
The session included saxophonist Eddie Barefield, with whom Young had played in Minneapolis in the late 1920s, trombonist Tyree Glenn, pianist Art Twyne, and "some ofay [white] tenor man who was really out of his class," along with Young.
The story is a great one--an ofay bass player brining back together the crack Stax session players to lay down some cuts in Willie Mitchell's Memphis studio.
While Walsall made mistake after mistake and Richard Mills had a rare ofay with the boot, Lichfield pushed them back in the tight and took their chances well.
Macca says: "We know they should beat Scotland if things go normally, but if one or two of the Brazilians have another ofay then we could cause an upset.
EARL SHORRIS is a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine and the author of ten books, including Latinos: A Biography of the People; Ofay, a 1996 novel about a black-white love affair; and Under the Fifth Sun, a Novel of Pancho Villa.