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Definition of oi

oi

  • exclamation: "hey!", "yo!".
    Oi! Stop that bleeding racket!
    Oi! Don't mess around with me!
    Oi! stop driving so fast.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Dylan H. from Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK on Jun 17 2003.

adjective

  • pronounced "oy" meaning hardcore to the extreme, often involving violence
    That time Steve crushed a man's head with a beer keg was oi.

    Last edited on Feb 21 2005. Submitted by Tony F. from Ann Arbor, MI, USA on Feb 21 2005.

interjection

  • Oi or oy has many meanings/origins. In Britain, it's like "Hey!", usually in a negative situation when you are angrily trying to get someone's attention, or when you're indicating you're offended by something someone just said. In Yiddish, it's like a lament. "Oi, this sucks." In music, usually ska, it's a kind of chant that people do. "Oi, Oi, Oi, Oi!" I have also heard that to some people this can be considered some sort of racist remark, though I don't know to what people this supposedly refers or who supposedly uses it.
    Oi, this sucks.
    Oi! Stop!
                                                                                       

    Citation from "Funhouse", Lie To Me (TV), Season 3 Episode 9 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                  

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    Citation from "Episode 4", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 06 2012. Submitted by Emily M. from UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA on Jan 13 1998.

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