I have hated it since Bush decided it was okay and Congress backed him up.
Thank you, Drake, for making it okay for rappers to talk about their feelings.
okay, I went after Hamas and the Palestinians pretty hard a couple of times in recent weeks, but now it's Netanyahu's turn.
I had a framed print of a painting of pastel mountains with block print that said “Everything is Going to Be okay.”
okay, but still, “Homosexual persons are called to chastity.”
okay for receiving, but not a darned bit of good for sending.
Mike says it's okay to serve them if they come in from the beach just as they are.
They did not like punks getting arrested and guns going off without their okay.
Nobody cares on the Road what you do, so I was okay with my belt-length beard.
The paper and the page size of the magazine are okay, but why not smooth edges?
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'']