azoy

Alternative Spellings

azoi, azay, azey, azeh

Definitions

  • So, thus
  • Is that so? Really?
  • So-so

Example Sentences

  • "We met the president today." "Azoy?" (really, is that so?)
  • "How are you feeling?" "Azoy" (so-so)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

אַזױ azóy

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Pronounced "ah-ZOY" or "ah-ZEY," depending on European region of origin

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