Main definitions of aiyoh in English

: aiyoh1aiyoh2

aiyoh1

(also aiyoo)

exclamation

informal
  • (chiefly among Chinese speakers) used to express annoyance, pain, or surprise.

    ‘how many times do they wanna ask, aiyoh!’

Origin

From Chinese ( Mandarin dialect): imitative.

Pronunciation

aiyoh

/ʌɪˈjəʊ/

Main definitions of aiyoh in English

: aiyoh1aiyoh2

aiyoh2

(also aiyo)

exclamation

  • Chiefly in Chinese contexts: used to express distress, pain, surprise, etc.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Singapore Free Press. From Chinese (Mandarin) āiyō, aiyo, of imitative origin.

Pronunciation

aiyoh

/ʌɪˈjəʊ/