eish

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eish

  1. (South Africa) phew; whew; expressing resignation
    • 2007, Corinne Squire, HIV in South Africa: Talking About the Big Thing (page 132)
      You become very happy and forget that eish, when you get home it is then that you remember that you have HIV, but when you are there you are free.
    • FCS Integrated English for First Additional Language L3 (page 3)
      Eish, I can't believe we're back at this.