[ ol-ee ]


  1. a male given name, form of Oliver.
  2. a female given name, form of Olive.


/ ˈɒlɪ /


  1. (in skateboarding and snowboarding) a jump into the air executed by stamping on the tail of the board

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ollie1

C20: of uncertain origin

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Example Sentences

Professional photographer Stephen Martin adopted his pup Ollie while transitioning from military service to life at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he didn’t know anyone.

He’s been bringing Ollie on all his adventures since he was a puppy, so they’re both used to putting in big miles together.

Around camp, Martin puts some sort of reflective item on Ollie at night and has a leash or tether to keep him close.

Now he gives Ollie treats early in the hike and along the way, and then feeds him a hearty meal at the summit.

Because Ollie is eight—senior, in dog years—Martin has switched him to Hill’s Senior Vitality, which is specially formulated with ingredients to support brain health, interaction, energy, and vitality.

And I tell Ollie, just look at me, because they just pulled out the pistolas.

And Ollie says, ‘Oh, I see, well, let me have two double vodka martinis.’

Will a sage coach like John Calipari be able to outwit a relative newcomer in Kevin Ollie, he of a mere two seasons on the job?

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.

Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.

Two days later Ollie Dangerfield was laid away under the palms and umbrella-trees in the Phœnix cemetery.

It'll be mighty nice for Sammy, marryin' Ollie, but we'll miss her awful; the whole country will miss her, too.

As Young Matt stepped forward, Ollie dismounted quickly, but the big fellow was first at the brown pony's side.


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