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oke

1
[ohk]
noun
  1. oka1.
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oke

2
[ohk]
adjective Informal.
  1. OK; all right.
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Origin of oke

2
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; apparently shortening of OK
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Examples from the Web for oke

Historical Examples of oke

  • The peare and holly may be made to spread, and the Oke to close.

    A New Orchard And Garden

    William Lawson

  • Gunner Oke had strapped an accordion on top of his knapsack.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • Well, Oke talked like that, you know, and Richards got awf'ly wrathy.

    Stalky & Co.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Of all oke growing in England the parke oke is the softest, and far more spalt and brickle than the hedge oke.

  • Gunner Oke shifted his seat again, and threw a nervous glance seaward.

    The Mayor of Troy

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch


British Dictionary definitions for oke

oke

1
noun
  1. another name for oka
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oke

2
adjective, adverb
  1. informal another term for O.K.
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oke

3
noun
  1. Southern African an informal word for man
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Word Origin for oke

from Afrikaans
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Word Origin and History for oke

slang clipping of OK, attested from 1929.

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