- expressing shock and alarm, often for humorous effect.“I had a dip in the 40-degree pool (yikes!)”
¡Ay, caramba! (pronounced: [ˈai kaˈɾamba]), from the Spanish interjections ay (denoting surprise or pain) and caramba (a euphemism for carajo), is an exclamation used in Spanish to denote surprise (usually positive). We’re using the Spanish upside down exclamation point for the “i”.
A nice example of a raindrop, water spot effect.