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Oy vey, stop your kvetching! You’ve found the Yiddish Slang Dictionary to help you shmooze or kibitz. Be warned though, this website contains some words not fit for your bubbe.

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Oy Vey

exclamation of negativity or woe

Literally this translations are "oh woe", but has a wider usage in Yiddish. It can be shortened to just "oy". "Oy gevalt" is a similar expression that carries a larger sense of fear, shock, and surprise.

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