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A-OK

[ey-oh-key] /ˈeɪ oʊˈkeɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
Informal. OK; perfect:
an A-OK rocket launching.
Also, A-O.K. A-Okay.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for A-OK

A-OK

adjective
1.
(informal, mainly US) in perfect working order; excellent
Word Origin
C20: from a(ll systems) OK
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Word Origin and History for A-OK

1961, said to be an abbreviation of all (systems) OK; popularized in the jargon of U.S. astronauts. See OK.

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Slang definitions & phrases for A-OK

A-OK

adjective

Proceeding or functioning properly; giving no cause for worry; copacetic, go: Your X rays are A-OK

adverb

: The plan's going A-OK (1960s+ Space travel)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for A-OK

A-OK

in perfect condition or order
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