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[oh] /oʊ/
interjection
1.
(used as an expression of surprise, pain, disapprobation, etc.)
2.
(used in direct address to attract the attention of the person spoken to):
Oh, John, will you take these books?
noun, plural oh's, ohs.
3.
the exclamation “oh.”.
verb (used without object)
4.
to utter or exclaim “oh.”.
Origin
later spelling of O, from mid-16th century
Can be confused
O, oh, owe.
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British Dictionary definitions for ohed

oh

/əʊ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation expressive of surprise, pain, pleasure, etc
sentence connector
2.
an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc oh, I suppose so

OH

abbreviation
1.
Ohio
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Word Origin and History for ohed
oh
1534, common interjection expressing various emotions, a common I.E. word (cf. O.Fr. ô, oh; L. o, oh; Gk. o; O.C.S., Lith. o; Goth., Du., Ger. o; O.Ir. a; Skt. a), but not in O.E., which translated L. oh with la or eala. Often extended for emphasis, e.g. Oh, baby, stock saying from c.1918; oh, boy (1910); oh, yeah (1924). Reduplicated form oh-oh as an expression of alarm or dismay is attested from 1944. Oh-so "so very" (often sarcastic or ironic) is from 1922. Oh yeah? "really? Is that so?" attested from 1930.
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Related Abbreviations for ohed

OH

  1. off hand
  2. Ohio
  3. open house (real estate)
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