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oke1

[ohk] /oʊk/
noun
1.
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oke2

[ohk] /oʊk/
adjective, Informal.
1.
OK; all right.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; apparently shortening of OK
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British Dictionary definitions for oke

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

oke1

/əʊk/
noun
1.
another name for oka

oke2

/əʊk/
adjective, adverb
1.
(informal) another term for O.K.

oke3

/əʊk/
noun
1.
(South African) an informal word for man
Word Origin
from Afrikaans
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Word Origin and History for oke

slang clipping of OK, attested from 1929.

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Slang definitions & phrases for oke

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'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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