from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- interjection Used especially to express irritation, dismay, sorrow, or self-pity.
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- interjection An
exclamationtypically expressing mild frustrationor expressing feelingsof uncertaintyor concern.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The magazine recently raised a collective "oy" -- and stirred outrage -- when it published a photograph of Roseanne Barr standing at an oven, dressed as Hitler, holding a tray of burnt-Jew cookies.
Along with the joy, wedding planning brings up the "oy" -- discomfort, fear, worries, imbalance, and a tad of insanity.
Not that it matters much, but I foresee a 4AM bedtime for me again ... oy.
And, if you make it the soup the night before, then heat it up and - then - make the shiksa balls and cook them in the soup – oy, that is to die for.
Lesson Three: yIn DayajmeH 'oy' yISIQ To understand life, endure pain.
It has the unpleasant "oy" sound that many dislike.
Edward, Edward, I'm not even going to send an "oy" in your direction.
The group that put the 'oy' in boy band is being reborn.
Puffy eyes and fingers and toes ... this is what I get for cleaning up and surviving (still) primarily on soda and the chips (quadruple "oy") because I had no time to cook.
I think the words that immediately come to mind are "oy" and "gevalt."