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OT

1.
occupational therapy.
2.
3.
Old Testament.
4.
overnight telegram.
5.

ot-

1.
variant of oto- before a vowel:
otalgia.

o.t.

1.

O.T.

1.
Old Testament.
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Examples from the Web for OT
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  • Comes in any time, 'e does, an' expects a 'OT dinner just the syme.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Wentwort' must go to his regimen', and my OT'er officers are all occupi'.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • I must have dropped it, sir, in the scrimmage—it was awful 'OT, sir!

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer
  • Bishop Lajeunesse is the bes' man for cause no OT'er man can look him down.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • I hope you'll give it them Church folks 'OT and strong, sir.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Its an innocent sang for a that; and I wish his brOThers may neer do waur than sing the like OT.

    The Entail

    John Galt
  • And in the servants' 'all we 'as 'OT plovers' heggs ev'ry mornin' for brekfist.

  • "I shall keep mine for my daddy, and keep 'em 'OT too," said Lizarann.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • I've put on the velvet, you see, Clive—though it's very 'OT in May.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • It's a pity he gets so 'OT dancing, and he don't seem to keep in step with the OThers.

British Dictionary definitions for OT

OT

abbreviation
1.
occupational therapy
2.
occupational therapist
3.
Old Testament
4.
overtime

ot-

combining form
1.
a variant of oto- otalgia
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OT in Medicine

OT abbr.
occupational therapy

ot- pref.
Variant of oto-.

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