oi

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Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of the interjection hoy with a h-dropping amongst working class and Cockney speech; first recorded in the 1930s.

Interjection[edit]

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oi (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, usually impolite)

  1. Said to get someone's attention; hey.
    Oi, you with the red hat – stop doing that!
  2. A protest or reprimand.
    Oi! Stop that!
  3. An expression of surprise.
    Oi! This is new!
  4. An informal greeting, similar to hi.
    Oi! How's it going?
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Noun[edit]

oi ‎(uncountable)

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  1. (Britain, sometimes capitalized) A working-class punk rock subgenre of the 1970s, sometimes associated with racism.
    • 1997, David Schwarz, Listening subjects: music, psychoanalysis, culture
      A way for Oi musicians to avoid responsibility for acts of violence that were preceded by listening to Oi is the claim that what people do with their music is out of the control of the musicians themselves.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of oy, from Yiddish.

Interjection[edit]

oi

  1. Alternative spelling of oy

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Bima[edit]

Noun[edit]

oi

  1. water

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoi̯/
  • Hyphenation: oi
  • Rhymes: -oi

Interjection[edit]

oi

  1. (poetic) o, oh
    Oi Herra! (O Lord!)

Hiri Motu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oi

  1. 2nd-person singular pronoun: you

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

oi

  1. rōmaji reading of おい

Old French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

oi

  1. past participle of oir

Portuguese[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

oi

  1. hi (informal greeting)
    Oi, Maria!
    Hi, Mary!

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Interjection[edit]

oi?

  1. (informal) sorry? I beg your pardon? excuse me? (request to repeat a message that wasn’t heard clearly)

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun form.

Noun[edit]

oi f

  1. indefinite singular genitive and dative form of oaie.
  2. indefinite plural nominative and accusative form of oaie.
  3. indefinite plural genitive and dative form of oaie.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb form.

Verb[edit]

(eu) oi ‎(modal auxiliary, first-person singular form of vrea, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses)

  1. (I) might
    Oi merge-n București mâine.
    I might go to Bucharest tomorrow.

Verb[edit]

(tu) oi ‎(modal auxiliary, second-person singular form of vrea, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses)

  1. (you) might
    Crezi oi vrea ceva de băut mai târziu?
    Do you think you might want something to drink later?

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian oggi.

Adverb[edit]

oi

  1. (Campidanese) today

Vietnamese[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

oi

  1. hot and oppressive, sultry

Noun[edit]

oi

  1. creel