oke

oke

1 [ohk]
noun
oka1.
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oke

2 [ohk]
adjective Informal.
OK; all right.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; apparently shortening of OK

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oka or oke (ˈəʊkə, əʊk)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1]
 
oke or oke
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1]

oke1 (əʊk)
 
n
another name for oka

oke2 (əʊk)
 
adj, —adv
informal another term for O.K.

oke3 (əʊk)
 
n
(South African) an informal word for man
 
[from Afrikaans]

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oke
slang clipping of OK, attested from 1929.
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