What are the origins of the word "Okay" (ok)?
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- eAnswers...Jan 31, 2013
Okay, OK, Oh Kay or O.K. is a colloquial English word denoting approval, assent, or acknowledgment that has been a loanword from English for many other languages. As an adjective it means 'adequate', 'acceptable' ("this is okay to send out"), often in contrast to 'good' ("the food was okay"); it also functions as an adverb in this sense. As an interjection, it can denote compliance ("Okay, I will do that"), agreement ("Okay, that's good"), a wish to defuse a situation or calm someone ("It's okay, it's not that bad"). As a noun and verb it means 'assent'. ("The boss okayed the purchase") The origins of 'okay' are not known with certainty, and have been the subject of much discussion over the years. Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okay
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