noun, plural oh's, ohs.
verb (used without object)
Origin of oh
Examples from the Web for ohed
Chicken Little and Katy admired and ohed and ahed until Marian was afraid they would rouse suspicion.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for ohed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ohed (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for ohed
1530s, interjection expressing various emotions, a common Indo-European word (e.g. Old French ô;, oh; Latin o, oh; Greek o; Old Church Slavonic and Lithuanian o; Gothic, Dutch, German o; Old Irish a; Sanskrit a), but not found in Old English, which translated Latin oh with la or eala.
The present tendency is to restrict oh to places where it has a certain independence, & prefer o where it is proclitic or leans forward upon what follows .... [Fowler]
Often extended for emphasis, e.g. Oh, baby, stock saying from c.1918; oh, boy (1910); oh, yeah (1924). Reduplicated form oh-oh as an expression of alarm or dismay is attested from 1944. Oh-so "so very" (often sarcastic or ironic) is from 1922. Oh yeah? "really? Is that so?" attested from 1930.