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  1. oka1.


adjective Informal.
  1. OK; all right.

Origin of oke2

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; apparently shortening of OK
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Examples from the Web for oke

Historical Examples

  • The peare and holly may be made to spread, and the Oke to close.

    A New Orchard And Garden

    William Lawson

  • Gunner Oke had strapped an accordion on top of his knapsack.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • Well, Oke talked like that, you know, and Richards got awf'ly wrathy.

    Stalky & Co.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Of all oke growing in England the parke oke is the softest, and far more spalt and brickle than the hedge oke.

  • Gunner Oke shifted his seat again, and threw a nervous glance seaward.

    The Mayor of Troy

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

British Dictionary definitions for oke


  1. another name for oka


adjective, adverb
  1. informal another term for O.K.


  1. Southern 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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