Definition of oi exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also oy) exclamation
BrE BrE//ɔɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ɔɪ//
(British English, informal)
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used to attract somebody’s attention, especially in an angry way Oi, you! What do you think you're doing? More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Originvariant of hoy: first recorded in the 1930s.