arrey

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arrey

  1. (India) Expressing surprise or alarm; hey.
    • 2007, Sonja Chandrachud, The Potion of Eternity
      The dhoti-clad Indian mystic's anger simmered, dangerously close to exploding. 'Arrey! This is just not done in our Indian culture!'
    • 2013, Shreya Mathur, But Ira Said
      'Arrey baba! How much will you study?' Ma strode into my room with a glass of Bournvita.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aire f (act of guarding; attention); cognate with Irish and Scottish Gaelic aire (attention, heed, notice).

Noun[edit]

arrey m (genitive singular arrey, no plural)

  1. caution, care, attention
  2. vigilance, invigilation, reserve, surveillance
  3. guard, watch, guard post, lookout

Antonyms[edit]

  • neuarrey (inattention, carelessness)