There are 2 definitions of OK in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊˈkeɪ
 
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(also okay)
informal

exclamation

adjective

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noun

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verb (OK's, OK'ing, OK'd)

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  • Give approval to: despite objections, the committee ok’d the construction
    More example sentences
    • If the Senate approves the exact legislation okayed by the House - down to every single word and comma - the legislation would then be sent to the President.
    • Technically this bill required no Presidential approval, and it was okayed by the Governor.
    • The plan, which recently resurfaced after being dropped, still has to be okayed by county traffic chiefs.
    Synonyms
    authorize, approve, agree to, consent to, sanction, pass, ratify, endorse, allow, give something one's consent, say yes to, accede to, give something one's approval, give something the nod, rubber-stamp
    informal give something the go-ahead, give something the green light, give something the thumbs up, give something one's say-so

Origin

mid 19th century (originally US): probably an abbreviation of orl korrect, humorous form of all correct, popularized as a slogan during President Van Buren's re-election campaign of 1840 in the US; his nickname Old Kinderhook (derived from his birthplace) provided the initials.

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There are 2 definitions of OK in English:

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abbreviation

  • Oklahoma (in official postal use).

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