Last modified on 28 May 2014, at 20:45

oik

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown, early 20th century. Possibly onomatopoeic, in imitation of uncultivated speech[1].

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NounEdit

oik (plural oiks)

  1. (slang, UK) a member of the lower classes.
    • 2011, James Parker, Rediscovering Metallica with a new bio[1], The Boston Phoenix
      The other three were gifted metal oiks, but Cliff was a musician, schooled in theory, transmitting from a private universe of inspiration and expertise.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2005, Tony Thorne, Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, 3rd edition.

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NounEdit

oik m

  1. office (duty, business)

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