- (used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement).
- a cry of “olé.”
Origin of olé
< Spanish (h)ole, probably of expressive orig.
- variant of oleo- before a vowel: oleiferous.
- a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, usually diminutives, and later in adaptations of words borrowed directly from Latin or in Neo-Latin coinages: areole; centriole; vacuole.
Origin of -ole1
< French < Latin -olus, -ola, -olum, variant of -ulus -ule with stems ending in a vowel
- a suffix used in names of chemical compounds, especially five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (anisole; safrole).
Origin of -ole2
< French < Latin oleum oil
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As I grew and started to follow football, I associated the flag with the great Ole Miss football teams of the 1940s and 1950s.Rebels Rise Again Over Flag Banning
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I get the reverence for tradition that defines a place like Ole Miss.
The message, to the black students of Ole Miss, was straightforward: Go away.
Ole Miss is a 21st century campus with the worst of our 19th century symbols.
One of these was "Ole Chariot," perhaps as a rhyme to the name by which they called her.
Dar was an ole sow dar, an' perhaps eight or ten little pigs.
He's thinkin' the ole Diamon' Bar's goin' t' be one too many fer 'em.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
"I told you a week ago I wasn't going to that ole dance," he returned, frowning.
Well, ole feller, you just try and get quieted down some now.
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- an exclamation of approval or encouragement customary at bullfights, flamenco dancing, and other Spanish or Latin American events
- a cry of olé
Spanish, from Arabic wa-llāh, from wa and + allāh God
- denoting an organic unsaturated compound containing a 5-membered ringthiazole
- denoting an aromatic organic etheranisole
from Latin oleum oil, from Greek elaion, from elaia olive
- indicating something smallarteriole
from Latin -olus, diminutive suffix
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Word Origin and History for ole
1922, from Spanish olé "bravo!"
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A usually heterocyclic chemical compound containing a five-membered ring:pyrrole.
- A chemical compound, especially an ether, that does not contain hydroxyl:indole.
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