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oy gevalt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish אױ גװאַלד (oy gvald).

InterjectionEdit

oy gevalt

  1. "Oh, God!"
  2. uh-oh!, "woe is me!"
  3. "Enough already."

Usage notesEdit

The expression is usually one of worry at the realization of negative consequences or the recognition of something that is adverse.