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oh

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interjection \(ˈ)ō\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of oh

  1. 1 —used to express an emotion (as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli <Oh, no! I forgot my key.> <Oh, don't stop!>

  2. 2 —used in direct address <oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?>

  3. 3 —used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement <Oh, yes. It's one of my favorite cities.>

  4. 4 —used to introduce an example or approximation <Their house is about, oh, I'd say four miles from here.>

Origin and Etymology of oh

Middle English o


First Known Use: 13th century


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oh

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noun \ˈō\

Definition of oh

  1. :  zero

Origin and Etymology of oh

o; from the similarity of the symbol for zero (0) to the letter O


First Known Use: 1936


OH

abbreviation

Definition of OH

  1. Ohio



OH Defined for English Language Learners

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oh

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interjection \(ˈ)ō\

Definition of oh for English Language Learners

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

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

  • —used to address someone directly


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oh

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noun \ˈō\

Definition of oh for English Language Learners

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


OH Defined for Kids

oh

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interjection \ō, ˈō\
variants: also

O

\ō, ˈō\

Definition of oh for Students

  1. 1 —used to express an emotion (as surprise or pain) <Oh, why did I ever come here?>

  2. 2 —used in direct address <Oh, children, stop that noise!>


OH

abbreviation

Definition of OH for Students

  1. Ohio



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