oh

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1oh

interjection \(ˈ)ō\

—used to express surprise, happiness, disappointment, or sadness

—used in response to a physical sensation (such as pain)

—used to address someone directly

Full Definition of OH

1
—used to express an emotion (as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli
2
—used in direct address <oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?>
3
—used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement
4
—used to introduce an example or approximation

Variants of OH

oh also O \(ˈ)ō\

Origin of OH

Middle English o
First Known Use: 13th century

2oh

noun \ˈō\

—used to show the way the number 0 is often pronounced

Full Definition of OH

:  zero

Origin of OH

o; from the similarity of the symbol for zero (0) to the letter O
First Known Use: 1936

Related to OH

Synonyms
aught, cipher, goose egg, naught (also nought), nil, nothing, o, zero, zilch, zip

OH

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Definition of OH

Ohio

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