(chiefly north eng.) Used to express sorrow, distress, etc.
The definition of ay is a word used to show sorrow or upset.
An example of ay used as an interjection is in the sentences, "Ay! I can't believe he was late for school again!"
(text messaging) Ay up.
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Ay Sentence Examples
The burnt clay moreover carried Cl ay with it potash and other materials in a state readily available to the crops.
The simultaneous system of two quadratic forms ai, ay, say f and 0, consists of six forms, viz.
Sometimes the ny becomes reduced to y; one occasionally meets in manuscripts with seyor, ay, for senyor, any, but this pronunciation has not become general, as has been the case with the y having its origin in it.
You may tell by looking at any twig of the forest, ay, at your very wood-pile, whether its winter is past or not.
It not only divides states and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine.