Definition of oh
- Oh, no! I forgot my key.
- Oh, don't stop!
- oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?
- Oh, yes. It's one of my favorite cities.
- Their house is about, oh, I'd say four miles from here.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
—used to express surprise, happiness, disappointment, or sadness
—used in response to a physical sensation (such as pain)
—used to address someone directly
—used to show the way the number 0 is often pronounced
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