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.

Last modified on 20 May 2013, at 15:32