ach-y-fi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Welsh ach-y-fi.

Interjection[edit]

ach-y-fi

  1. Alternative spelling of ych a fi
    • 1906, Puddicombe, Anne Adalisa Beynon, “The 'Liliwen'”, in Queen of the Rushes, page 84:
      Ach-y-fi! there's something mean in that marrying again, to my mind. Whatever my faults are, I'd be faithful to the memory of my love.
    • 1950, Brand, Christianna, Cat & Mouse, page 17:
      That's what my nurse used to say to me when I was a dirty little girl: 'Ach-y-fi'.

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Welsh[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ach-y-fi

  1. Alternative spelling of ych a fi
    • 1920, Jones, J. Lloyd, Yr Hen Deiliwr [The Old Tailor], act 2, page 24:
      Odi hyna yn wir, Dafì? Falle’u bod nhw yn trin y tê yr un peth a’r moch. ’Drychwch ar Mistress, mae hi wedi dwlu’n deg ar y tê ’ma o China. Ach y fi! weda i tabeth.
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