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oh

[ oh ]
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interjection

(used as an expression of surprise, pain, disapprobation, etc.)
(used in direct address to attract the attention of the person spoken to): Oh, John, will you take these books?

noun, plural oh's, ohs.

the exclamation “oh.”

verb (used without object)

to utter or exclaim “oh.”

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RELATED WORDS

dear, woe, gee, no, exclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, sorry, uh-oh, ouch, rah

Nearby words

ogress, ogrishly, oguchi's disease, ogun, ogygian, oh, oh, sadaharu, ohac, ohc, ohg, ohia lehua

Origin of oh

later spelling of O, from mid-16th century
Can be confusedO oh owe

Definition for oh (2 of 3)

Oh

[ oh ]
/ oʊ /

noun

Sa·da·ha·ru [sah-duh-hahr-oo] /ˌsɑ dəˈhɑr u/, born 1940, Chinese baseball player and manager in Japan.

Definition for oh (3 of 3)

OH


Ohio (approved especially for use with zip code).
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British Dictionary definitions for oh (1 of 2)

oh

/ (əʊ) /

interjection

an exclamation expressive of surprise, pain, pleasure, etc

sentence connector

an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etcoh, I suppose so

British Dictionary definitions for oh (2 of 2)

OH


abbreviation for

Ohio
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Word Origin and History for oh

oh


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