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1OK

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

: fairly good : not very good or very bad

: acceptable or agreeable

: not ill, hurt, unhappy, etc.

Full Definition of OK

:  all right

Variants of OK

OK or okay \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

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2OK

noun \ō-ˈkā\

: approval or permission

Full Definition of OK

Variants of OK

OK or okay \ō-ˈkā\

Examples of OK

  1. We need her OK on this before we place the order.
  2. The boss gave his okay.

First Known Use of OK

1841

3OK

verb \ō-ˈkā\

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

OK'd or okayedOK'·ing or okay·ing

Full Definition of OK

transitive verb

Variants of OK

OK or okay \ō-ˈkā\

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>

First Known Use of OK

1888

4OK

abbreviation

Definition of OK

Oklahoma
OK'ING Defined for Kids

1OK

adverb or adjective \ō-ˈkā\

Definition of OK for Kids

:  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

OK or okay \ō-ˈkā\

Word History of 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.

2OK

noun

Definition of OK for Kids

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

Variants of OK

OK or okay

3OK

verb
OK'd or okayedOK'·ing or okay·ing

Definition of OK for Kids

Variants of OK

OK or okay

4OK

abbreviation

Definition of OK for Kids

Oklahoma

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