English base oy vey

Dictionary entry: oy vey



oy vey​

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\ ˈȯi-ˈvā \
variants: or less commonly oy vay or oy veh

Definition of oy vey

—used to express dismay, frustration, or griefMail! Oy veh, I get such mail. Such mail as I never dreamed of before the advent of the Internet.— Anne Bendheim
  • DrD

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    England English

    Thank you for your message. I'm afraid we are not currently accepting suggestions for completely new words via this forum. We regularly review words that our users search for and that are not currently in our dictionaries to see if they are suitable for inclusion, so oy vey may be added at some point in the future.