* oh, craftsman!
It is used to call bus drivers, taxi drivers, friends, workers, and random people.
Note: Many Egyptian Arabic slang words come from Turkish words, since Egypt was ruled by the Ottoman Empire a couple of centuries ago. This word potentially comes from the Turkish word "usta" which translates to a "master of a job" or a "craftsman". Now it is used to call upon strangers or friends.
"عامل اية يسطا؟"
"How are you, craftsman? "
Submitted December 2020
<h3>Literal translation: يا اسطى</h3>
<p>It is used to call bus drivers, taxi drivers, friends, workers, and random people.</p>