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ou

[oh-oo] /ˈoʊˈu/
noun
1.
a rare Hawaiian honeycreeper, Psittirostra psittacea, having an olive-green body, a parrotlike bill, and in the male a bright yellow head.
Origin of ou
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90, ou is from the Hawaiian word ʿōʿū
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Examples from the Web for ou
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  • "ou'doors" was the only home he knew, and with all its rigors he loved it.

    The Village Watch-Tower (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • And the negative may be a negation of fact or of thought (ou and me).

    Sophist Plato
  • Onoma, a name, affirms the real existence of that which is sought after—on ou masma estin.

    Cratylus Plato
  • ou, that was the gravestanes they put up i' their kirkyards.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • I heard the lid of the kettle dancing, and then came a prolonged "ou."

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
British Dictionary definitions for ou

ou

/əʊ/
noun
1.
(South African, slang) a man, bloke, or chap
Word Origin
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OU

abbreviation
1.
the Open University
2.
Oxford University
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ou in Medicine

OU abbr.
Latin oculus uterque (either eye, each eye)

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