\ ō-ˈkā How to pronounce OK (audio) , in assenting or agreeing also ˈō-ˌkā\
variants: or okay or less commonly ok

Definition of OK

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: all right OK, Doctor, I'll let you know— John Hersey

OK

noun
\ ō-ˈkā How to pronounce OK (audio) \
variants: or okay

Definition of OK (Entry 2 of 4)

OK

verb
\ ō-ˈkā How to pronounce OK (audio) \
variants: or okay
OK'd or okayed; OK'ing or okaying

Definition of OK (Entry 3 of 4)

Definition of OK (Entry 4 of 4)

Oklahoma

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Examples of OK in a Sentence

Noun We need her OK on this before we place the order. The boss gave his okay. Verb The boss needs to OK this before we place the order. a judge will have to OK the search warrant
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First Known Use of OK

Adverb or adjective

1839, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1841, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for OK

Adverb or adjective, Noun, and Verb

abbreviation of oll korrect, facetious alteration of all correct

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“OK.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/OK'ing. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of OK

 (Entry 1 of 3)

informal
used to ask for or express agreement, approval, or understanding
used for emphasis at the beginning of a statement
: fairly well : well enough

OK

noun
How to pronounce OK (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of OK (Entry 2 of 3)

informal : approval or permission

OK

verb
How to pronounce OK (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of OK (Entry 3 of 3)

informal : to approve (something) : to say or decide that (something) will be allowed
variants: or okay \ ō-​ˈkā \

Kids Definition of OK

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

OK

noun
variants: or okay

Kids Definition of OK (Entry 2 of 4)

: approval sense 2 I need your OK to begin.

OK

verb
variants: or okay
OK'd or okayed; OK'ing or okaying

Kids Definition of OK (Entry 3 of 4)

Kids Definition of OK (Entry 4 of 4)

Oklahoma

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