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OK

adverb or adjective \ō-ˈkā, in assenting or agreeing also ˈō-ˌkā\

Simple Definition of OK

  • : fairly good : not very good or very bad

  • : acceptable or agreeable

  • : not ill, hurt, unhappy, etc.

Full Definition of OK

Variants of ok

or okay play \ō-ˈkā, in assenting or agreeing also ˈō-ˌkā\

Origin of ok

abbreviation of oll korrect, facetious alteration of all correct


First Known Use: 1839

Rhymes with ok

abbé, affray, agley, airplay, airway, aisleway, all-day, allay, allée, Angers, Anhui, archway, array, ashtray, assay, astray, Augier, away, aweigh, backstay, ballet, base pay, bat ray, beignet, belay, beltway, benday, beret, betray, bewray, bidet, bikeway, birthday, Biscay, Bizet, blasé, bobstay, Bombay, Bossuet, bouchée, bouclé, boule, bouquet, Bourget, bourrée, breezeway, Bouvet, Broadway, buffet, byplay, byway, cachet, café, cahier, Cambay, Cathay, causeway, chaîné, chalet, chambray, chassé, child's play, ciré, cliché, congé, convey, co-pay, Corday, corvée, coudé, coupé, crawlway, crochet, croquet, crossway, cube, curé, cy pres, DA, daresay, D-day, death ray, decay, deejay, defray, delay, dengue, dismay, display, distrait, DJ, donnée, doomsday, doorway, dossier, downplay, dragée, driveway, duvet, Earl Grey, embay, épée, essay, estray, Ewe, fair play, fairway, Feuillet, field day, filé, filet, fillet, fireclay, fishway, flambé, flight pay, floodway, flyway, folkway, footway, foray, force play, forebay, foreplay, forestay, formée, forte, fouetté, foul play, Fouquet, four-way, fourchée, foyer, franglais, frappé, freeway, Friday, frieze, fumet, gainsay, Galway, gamay, gangway, gateway, gelée, give way, glacé, godet, gourmet, Green Bay, greenway, guideway, gunplay, hair spray, halfway, hallway, Hannay, harm's way, hatchway, headway, hearsay, Hebei, Hefei, heyday, highway, hold sway, homestay, hooray, horseplay, Hubei, in play, in re, inlay, inveigh, Islay, issei, jackstay, James Bay, jennet, jeté, Jetway, Jolliet, keyway, Kobe, koine, kouprey, lamé, laneway, lay day, leeway, lifeway, Lomé, Lord's day, lwei, lycée, M-day, maguey, mainstay, make hay, Malay, malgré, man-day, Mande, Manet, manqué, margay, massé, match play, maté, May Day, Medway, melee, meze, midday, midway, Midway, Millay, Millet, mislay, misplay, moiré, Monday, Monet, Mornay, name day, Niamey, nisei, noonday, Norway, nosegay, obey, olé, ombré, one-way, osprey, Otway, outlay, outré, outstay, outweigh, oyez, PA, parfait, parkway, parlay, parquet, partway, passé, pâté, pathway, pavé, payday, pearl gray, per se, pince-nez, pipe clay, piqué, piquet, pith ray, PK, plié, plissé, pommée, Pompeii, portray, prepay, projet, pulque, puree, purvey, quale, Quesnay, raceway, Rahway, railway, rappee, red bay, relay, repay, replay, risqué, roadway, Roget, role-play, ropeway, rosé, rosebay, Roubaix, roué, routeway, runway, sachet, saint's day, Salé, sansei, sashay, sauté, screenplay, scrub jay, seaway, Shark Bay, shar-pei, shipway, short-day, sick bay, sick day, sick pay, sideway, skyway, slideway, slipway, sluiceway, soigné, soiree, someday, someway, soothsay, soufflé, speedway, spillway, squeeze play, stairway, sternway, stingray, straightway, strathspey, stroke play, subway, Sunday, survey, sweet bay, swordplay, tea tray, tempeh, thoughtway, thruway, Thursday, tideway, today, Tokay, tollway, Torbay, touché, toupee, trackway, tramway, Tuesday, Twelfth Day, two-way, unlay, unsay, valet, V-day, veejay, vide, visé, Vouvray, walkway, waylay, Wednesday, weekday, white way, windway, wood ray, wordplay, workday


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OK

noun \ō-ˈkā\

Simple Definition of OK

  • : approval or permission

Full Definition of OK


3

OK

verb \ō-ˈkā\

Simple Definition of OK

  • : to approve (something) : to say or decide that (something) will be allowed

Full Definition of OK

OK'd or okayedOK'·ing or okay·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  approve, authorize

Examples of ok

  1. The boss needs to OK this before we place the order.

  2. <a judge will have to OK the search warrant>



1888

First Known Use of ok

1888

Variants of ok

or okay play \ō-ˈkā\

4

OK

abbreviation

Definition of OK

  1. Oklahoma





OK Defined for Kids

1

OK

play
adverb or adjective \ō-ˈkā\

Definition of OK

  1. :  all right <I think I did OK on the test.> <She's not the smartest kid, but she's an okay student.>



Variants of ok

or okay \ō-ˈkā\

History for ok

In the 1830s Boston newspapers were full of abbreviations. Just about anything might be abbreviated. N.G. stood for “no go.” A.R. stood for “all right.” Soon some phrases were spelled wrong on purpose and then abbreviated. K.G., for “know go,” was used instead of N.G. O.W., “oll wright,” was used instead of A.R. O.K., “oll korrect,” was used instead of A.C. The fad faded, but the one abbreviation O.K. caught on and is still widely used.


2

OK

play
noun

Definition of OK

  1. :  approval 2 <I need your OK to begin.>



Variants of ok

or okay

3

OK

play
verb

Definition of OK

OK'd or okayedOK'·ing or okay·ing



Variants of ok

or okay

4

OK

play
abbreviation

Definition of OK

  1. Oklahoma





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