Definition of oojah capivvy in English:

oojah capivvy


informal, rare
  • Oojah.


oojah capivvy

/ˌuːdʒɑː kəˈpɪvi/ /ˌuːdʒə kəˈpɪvɪ/


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Lines. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from Urdu and Indo-Persian †ḥujjat kāfī fīhi, literally ‘the argument is sufficient’, there's no more to be said about it (from ḥujjat + kāfī sufficient (from Arabic kāfī sufficient) + fīhi in it, about it), probably reinterpreted in colloquial South Asian pronunciation.