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English

Etymology 1

Abbreviated fanciful spelling of "all correct" (oll korrect), as part of a fad for similar comical abbreviations (of which no others have survived) in the United States in the late 1830s.

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Noun

Singular
OK

Plural
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OK ({{{1}}})
  1. endorsement; approval
    We can start as soon as we get the OK.
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Verb

Infinitive
to OK

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to OK (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to approve
    I don't want to OK this amount of money.

Adjective

OK (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
OK

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. all right, permitted
    Do you think it's OK to stay here for the night?
  2. satisfactory, reasonably good; not exceptional
    The soup was OK, but the dessert was excellent.
  3. in good health or a good emotional state
    He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
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Adverb

OK (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
OK

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. satisfactorily, sufficiently well
    The team did OK in the playoffs.
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Interjection

OK!

  1. An utterance expressing exasperation, similar to "all right!"
    OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
  2. Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
    OK, I'm thinking of a number...
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Etymology 2

Abbreviation

OK

  1. Oklahoma, a state of the United States of America.

Mandarin

Interjection

OK (Pinyin OK)

  1. OK; acceptable; passed

Swedish

Adverb

OK

  1. OK, okay

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Adjective

OK

  1. OK, okay

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Interjection

OK

  1. OK, okay

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