noun, plural O's or Os; o's or os or oes.
noun, plural O's.
Origin of O
Origin of oy2
Related Words for oesforce, dash, juice, intensity, initiative, go, endurance, liveliness, application, animation, fortitude, effectiveness, might, exertion, life, efficacy, fire, ardor, activity, efficiency
Examples from the Web for oes
Contemporary Examples of oes
The OES syndrome does not manifest itself like Margaret Dumont playing society lady to Groucho Marx.
The people who suffer from this syndrome have been labeled by many other Americans as overeducated elitist snobs [OES].
Historical Examples of oes
Helladius called him Oes, but says he had the feet of a man, and sprang from a mundane egg.
Oes are violent whirlwinds off the Faeroe Islands, said at times to raise the water in syphons.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
OES Bobby think he is the only one who can tell stories connected with snow and ice?'Chatterbox, 1906
noun plural o's, O's or Os
Word Origin for O
interjection of fear, surprise, admiration, etc.; see oh.
blood type, 1926, originally "zero," denoting absence of A and B agglutinogens.
found in Greek borrowings into Latin, representing Greek -oi-. Words with -oe- that came early into English from Old French or Medieval Latin usually already had been levelled to -e- (e.g. economic, penal, cemetery), but later borrowings directly from Latin or Greek tended to retain it at first (oestrus, diarrhoea, amoeba) as did proper names (Oedipus, Phoebe, Phoenix) and purely technical terms. British English tends to be more conservative with it than American, which has done away with it in all but a few instances.
It also occurred in some native Latin words (foedus "treaty, league," foetere "to stink," hence occasionally in English foetid, foederal, which was the form in the original publications of the "Federalist" papers). In these it represents an ancient -oi- in Old Latin (e.g. Old Latin oino, Classical Latin unus), which apparently passed through an -oe- form before being levelled out but was preserved into Classical Latin in certain words, especially those belonging to the realms of law (e.g. foedus) and religion, which, along with the vocabulary of sailors, are the most conservative branches of any language in any time, through a need for precision, immediate comprehension, demonstration of learning, or superstition. But in foetus it was an unetymological spelling in Latin that was picked up in English and formed the predominant spelling of fetus into the early 20c.
Yiddish exclamation of dismay, 1892, American English. Extended form oy vey (1959) includes Yiddish vey, from German Weh "woe" (see woe).