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oh

[ oh ]
/ oʊ /
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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.”

RELATED WORDS

dear, woe, gee, oh, no, sorry, uh-oh

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
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British Dictionary definitions for ohing (1 of 2)

OH


abbreviation for

Ohio

British Dictionary definitions for ohing (2 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
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Word Origin and History for ohing

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