or o·o, o’·o

[ oh-oh ]
/ ˈoʊ oʊ /

noun, plural o-os.

any of several species of Hawaiian honey eaters of the genus Moho, especially the extinct M. nobilis, of the island of Hawaii, that had black plumage and two tufts of yellow plumes used to make ceremonial robes for the Hawaiian kings.


This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7

Origin of o-o

First recorded in 1885–90, o-o is from the Hawaiian word ʿōʿō

Definition for o-o (2 of 2)

O and O

or O&O

[ oh uh nd oh ]
/ ˈoʊ ənd ˈoʊ /

owned and operated.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for o-o