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oi oi[edit]

Oi oi is a phrase in British slang. I've been unable to attest it in print for our purposes. It's not just a repetition of oi (a rude cry for attention), but is used in informal, blokey fashion to draw attention to something, like "hey, look", and with a note of surprise. Sort of thing you'd hear in the pub: "Oi oi, he's brought the wife with him". A sitcom I saw (Coupling, I think) (the "Wedding" episode of Peep Show) had a character announcing "oi oi, tequila slammers!" when they were unexpectedly delivered to the table. Equinox 01:58, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Bloody Brits. I reckon it's citable, but not by me! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:00, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
I just came across another example, in the punk song Never Drink Alone by The Anti-Nowhere League: it begins with "Oi, oi!" "Sorry mate, we don't serve your kind here." Equinox 23:53, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
It also occurs in the first episode of Gavin & Stacey, at about 4 min 30 sec. Equinox 20:59, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Made a start on an entry. Equinox 08:10, 2 January 2015 (UTC)