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oka1

[oh-kuh] /ˈoʊ kə/
noun
1.
  1. Also called old oka. a former measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms).
  2. Also called new oka. a modern measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, standarized as equal to the kilogram.
2.
a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
Also, oke.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1

oka2

[oh-kuh] /ˈoʊ kə/
noun
1.
oca.

Oka

[oh-kah; Russian uh-kah] /oʊˈkɑ; Russian ʌˈkɑ/
noun
1.
a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 miles (1530 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for oka

oka

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
2.
a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1

Oka

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
a brine-cured Canadian cheese
Word Origin
named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery
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Slang definitions & phrases for oka

ok

adjective
  1. Agreeable; copacetic: He made an OK decision
  2. Acceptable but not excellent; satisfactory: The play's okay, but I still prefer the book
  3. Good; excellent: He had worked with Sergeant Boone before and knew he was an okay guy
adverb

Right; that's understood, let's get on: So I told you about that, okay, so the next thing was he jumped the fence

affirmation

Yes; I agree; I accept that; I will do that

affirmation,question

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'']


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