“We cannot accept that having 19 percent of women in [the U.S.] Congress is OK,” she told moderator Andrea Mitchell.
PRESIDENT: OK so, how can I explain it so all of you reporter types understand it?
After they see the dead-baby pictures and hear all that stuff, I think they feel, ‘oh wow, this is OK.’
OK, nobody asked, but it seems appropriate for me to weigh in on one of the few issues I can actually be considered an expert on.
OK, this is going to be a harsh transition back to Rayon, but did you ever go out on the town in drag?
En er vrai, OK slargangr var sem mestr, ltti heldr aptrgǫngunum.
It shall be OK's song; the tribe must say, "OK hath made the song!"
Eptir at fara eir heim OK hafa kyrt um sik, OK veit engi mar, hvat eir hafa ijat.
Burrock, bur′OK, n. a small weir or dam in a river, to direct the current toward fish-traps.
Buttock, but′OK, n. the rump or protuberant part of the body behind: a term in wrestling.
1839, only survivor of a slang fad in Boston and New York c.1838-9 for abbreviations of common phrases with deliberate, jocular misspellings (e.g. K.G. for "no go," as if spelled "know go;" N.C. for "'nuff ced;" K.Y. for "know yuse"). In the case of O.K., the abbreviation is of "oll korrect."
Probably further popularized by use as an election slogan by the O.K. Club, New York boosters of Democratic president Martin Van Buren's 1840 re-election bid, in allusion to his nickname Old Kinderhook, from his birth in the N.Y. village of Kinderhook. Van Buren lost, the word stuck, in part because it filled a need for a quick way to write an approval on a document, bill, etc. Spelled out as okeh, 1919, by Woodrow Wilson, on assumption that it represented Choctaw okeh "it is so" (a theory which lacks historical documentation); this was ousted quickly by okay after the appearance of that form in 1929. Greek immigrants to America who returned home early 20c. having picked up U.S. speech mannerisms were known in Greece as okay-boys, among other things.
The noun is first attested 1841; the verb 1888. Okey-doke is student slang first attested 1932.
Right; that's understood, let's get on: So I told you about that, okay, so the next thing was he jumped the fence
Yes; I agree; I accept that; I will do that
Is that all right? is that understood? COPPISH: I'm going now, okay?
[1839+; origin uncertain and the subject of essay after essay; Allen Walker Read is the great authority and has shown that the locution began as a bumpkin-imitating game among New York and Boston writers in the early 1800s, who used OK for ''oll korrect'']