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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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of OK

Variants of ok

or

okay

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

Origin and Etymology of ok

abbreviation of oll korrect, facetious alteration of all correct


First Known Use: 1839


2

OK

noun \ō-ˈkā\

Simple Definition of OK

  • : approval or permission

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of OK

Examples of ok in a sentence

  1. We need her OK on this before we place the order.

  2. The boss gave his okay.



1841

First Known Use of ok

1841

Variants of ok

or

okay

play \ō-ˈkā\

3

OK

verb \ō-ˈkā\

Simple Definition of OK

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of OK

OK'd

or

okayed

OK'ing

or

okaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  approve, authorize

Examples of ok in a sentence

  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






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