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oh 1

Syllabification: oh

exclamation

Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, anger, disappointment, or joy, or when reacting to something that has just been said: “Oh no,” said Daisy, appalled Me? Oh, I’m fine oh, shut up
More example sentences
  • Oh no, there's only back seats left!

Phrases

oh boy

1
Used to express surprise or excitement.
Example sentences
  • Boy, oh boy, was I in for a surprise!
  • Oh boy, they've already gotten together.
  • Boy, oh boy, I can't wait until the whole story comes out.

oh well

2
Used to express resignation: oh well, please yourself
More example sentences
  • It recalls nutritionists' warnings about salads being just as caloric as double burgers, but oh well.
  • You have to prep really intelligently, be prepared for saying oh well, we're not doing this now.
  • I wish I'd kept reading up on dreams and sleep so I could have better answered him, but oh well.

oh yeah?

3
Used to express disbelief.
3.1Used to express a threatening or taunting reaction.

Origin

Mid 16th century: variant of O3.

Words that rhyme with oh

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oh 2 Syllabification: oh

noun

Variant spelling of O1 (sense 2).

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OH 3 Syllabification: OH

abbreviation

Ohio (in official postal use).

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OH 4 Syllabification: OH

noun

informal
A person’s wife, husband, or partner (used in electronic communication): I often go to gigs on my own as my OH doesn’t have the same musical tastes as me
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  • I don't mind if my OH plays sport, watches it on telly, or if he goes off with his pals on sporting holidays.
  • My OH is saying I need to go back to work full time, now I love my business and want it to grow but no way can i manage a house, business, and f/t work all together.
  • I would never let my OH, or anyone else drive my car: nothing against her, I just wouldn't want my car getting damaged.

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of other half.

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