“Oy” expresses annoyance, disappointment, or dismay.

Oy Word Origins

According to etymologist Douglas Harper, the phrase originated in Germany. It comes from the German expression “o weh” and Dutch “au” which means ouch. It also comes from the English word woe and the Dutch wee meaning pain.

Oy Synonyms

Oy means darn it. It means ouch. It means meh. It means smh. It means WTF!