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  • n. a member of the lower classes.


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unknown, early 20th century.


  • The word oik, by the way, is an old-fashioned English term for a person of uncouth behaviour and/or appearance.

    Harry Blamires: The New Bloomsday Book

  • I think that's "oik" you meant, Iain, not "oil", although agree oil of vitriol would describe the nasty little turd accurately.

    Proof That the Era of Bulling & Spin is Not Over

  • Cruddas - the Essex "oik" who really cares about Dagenham, it's people and prospects.

    Cruddas Targeted in Labour Dirty Tricks

  • Note: [1] An "oik" is an English public school term for a uncultured/uneducated youth

    Hex Enduction Hour

  • While the referring to him as "oik" was probably more of a joke than meant seriously, it probably reflects the attitudes which Osborne has encountered for most of his life.


  • The word 'oik' is a disparaging British-English term for "someone regarded as inferior."

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • An "oik" is an unpopular or disliked fellow pupil, an obnoxious or unpleasant person, a nitwit, or a clot.

    Whale Oil Beef Hooked

  • An open-ended investment company, or OEIC (pronounced 'oik'), is a modern and more flexible version of a unit trust.

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  • "oik" was sometimes pronounc'd 'oink', the sound a pig makes that is rutting around in the mud, dropping the 'n' was because of the spud that was also rolling around in 'la bouche' mostly used by the preppies on lesser preppies especially before prepaparition for a boot blacking. OIK.

  • OK, John Daly is a beer-swilling oik, but there's a fine line between evil and stupid, and Daly staggers across it in a cloud of king-size smoke, in much the same manner as Paul Gascoigne did.

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  • They drove past the village school and she could hear James making snorting noises. She'd heard him refer to the the village kids as "oiks" and she'd almost slapped him. She suspected his slow male brain had confused "oik" with "oink," which was why he always snorted when he came within breathing distance of the lower orders.
    Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 224.

    May 30, 2016