Definition of aiyo in English:

aiyo

(also aiyoo)

exclamation

  • In southern India and Sri Lanka, expressing distress, regret, or grief; ‘Oh no!’, ‘Oh dear!’.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature. From (i) Sinhala ayiyō.

Pronunciation

aiyo

/ʌɪˈjəʊ/