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What is the full form of the word "OK"?

What is the full form of the word "OK"?

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Apr 23, 2019

The word OK might be one of the most versatile and commonly used expressions in the English language. In fact, people rarely fail to use it while writing a paragraph in English, including me. The reason is very simple, OK is a word that can be used as a noun, a verb, an interjection, and an adjective. Being an adjective, OK denotes for 'adequate or acceptable'. When used as an interjection, it denotes 'compliance or agreement'. And it means 'assent' when it is used as a noun. It is also said that OK can be used as a loanword😮in other languages.

The word OK might be one of the most versatile and commonly used expressions in the English
It basically stands for “Oll Korrect”, “Ole Kurreck” or “Orl Korrekt” a word slightly different from “All Correct” in Greek. Though there have been various theories given by various scholars on the full of the word OK, none of them has been finalized. It includes from Scottish ‘och aye’ and then native Choctaw Indian term ‘okeh’ (it is so) to French phrase ‘aux Cayes’(Cayes was a port known for its rum). In Greece, OK stands for “Ola Kala” which means all is well👍.

However, the correct full form of the word OK is still not known. People use it as per their choice and need in their sentence to express their expressions. Earlier this question, I didn’t even know that OK word might have a full form. LOL🤣!

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The word is an abbreviation of ‘orl korrect’. It was coined in the USA and means ‘all correct’. The word was first used as a slogan during the presidential re-election campaign of Martin Van Buren (1782–1862) in 1840. Van Buren’s nickname was “Old Kinderhook”.

The word is an abbreviation of ‘orl korrect’. It was coined in the USA and means
Back then, in Boston and New York abbreviations were the rage and words were misspelled deliberately. So a group of his followers called themselves the “O.K. Club”; this later went on to mean “oll korrect” and “ Old Kinderhook”.This is just one of the many slang words that have survived until today.

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Answered Apr 24, 2019

The word OK signifies 'Oll Korrect', or 'Ole Kurreck'. It became popular with the ongoing abbreviation trend earlier in the 1830s in Boston, MA. It was spelled differently before It became OK, supposedly OW ('Oll Wright') more like in an amusing way. It was one of the many abbreviations that didn't become obsolete with time.

The word OK signifies 'Oll Korrect', or 'Ole Kurreck'. It became popular with the
Especially this one, It became ubiquitous in the United States ' due tothe involvement of political parties as an agenda for a campaign as 'Vote for OK'.

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Answered Apr 23, 2019

There are various full forms of OK. The correct one is still unknown. The word OK came into existence in the mid 19th century in the US. There are various interpretations of the full forms of the word ‘OK’ but overall, all the full forms of the words mean the same thing.

There are various full forms of OK. The correct one is still unknown. The word OK came into
The oldest recorded use of the word

The various theories on its full form include origins from Scottish ‘och aye’, Greek phrase ‘ola kala’ (It’s good), native Choctaw Indian term ‘okeh’(it is so) and French phrase ‘aux Cayes’(Cayes was a port known for its rum). The word was popularised during the time when U.S. President Martin Van Buren was campaigning for re-election. Pamphlets had the term ‘Orl Korrect’ which was eventually shortened to OK. His followers eventually came to be known as the OK Club. It became popular in the late 1830s. There are also other origins pertaining to the word OK, one of them being adopted from the languages of West African slaves in the pre-Civil War era. ‘OK’ could also mean ‘Objection Killed.’ The true origin of this word would probably always be unknown.

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Answered Apr 20, 2018

Okay is a colloquial English word denoting approval, acceptance, assent, or acknowledgment. This is most likely short for “Oll Korrect,” a jokey misspelling of “All Correct” that needs a little historical context to make sense.

Okay is a colloquial English word denoting approval, acceptance, assent, or acknowledgment. This is
There have been numerous attempts to explain the emergence of this expression, which seems to have swept into popular use in the US (United States) during the mid-19th century. Most of them are pure speculation.

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Objection killed
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Answered Jan 22, 2020

The word Ok stands for All Korrect.

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Answered Jan 10, 2020

Full form of the word "OK" is Okay

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Answered Jan 06, 2020

The word OK stands for "oll Korrect".

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Amoah Charles jnr

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Answered May 09, 2019

Most often, people make of use about the use of okay which is the full meaning of ok.

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Answered Apr 23, 2019

It's all a play of time and fashion. The original term OK was originated in America back in the 1830s which actually was an abbreviation to the misspelled term "Oll Korrect". The word "Okay" didn't appear until 1895.

It's all a play of time and fashion. The original term OK was originated in America back in the

Nowadays, as you may already know that OK is widely used around social media thus is fashion but it too has got funny alternatives such as Okie Dokie, K, Okeh, etc. So, now you know Okeh is nothing but just a cool alternative to the word Okay/OK. Pop culture makes everything look and sound cool, you know.

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Answered Apr 23, 2019

The full form in Okeh

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Answered Apr 23, 2019

Well, the word (verb) 'Ok' came into existence in 1919 which was formerly known as "Okeh". This is just way or speech mannerism usually pronounced by Americans. Actually, this phrase came from "Okie-Dokie" which genuinely came into existence from English "Okie" and first showed up in 1932. Even Greek immigrants used this word, who returned back to America and spelled "Okay Boys".

Well, the word (verb) 'Ok' came into existence in 1919 which was formerly known as

Often people get confused with "OK" with the Choctaw word "Okeh" which means “it is so”. It's a trending word in today's era which is much adored.

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Albert Star

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Answered Oct 20, 2020

As far as I know, the word is an abbreviation of ‘orl korrect’.

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Answered Sep 21, 2020

The word ok can also be spelled okay. It is a word used to convey a sense of acceptance, approval, agreement, or acknowledgment. In Greek, the word is “Olla Kalla.”This translation is a Greek word that means “All Correct.”Ok or okay is a ubiquitous word used in conversation. It is one of the most regularly spoken or written words throughout the world. Ok, it can also serve as an adjective. It can mean adequate and acceptable when compared to bad.

It could also mean mediocre when it is compared to good. It might also signify a sense of indifference. When someone asks you how you are doing, and you reply “okay,” it means that not much is going on, and you are content with that. As an exclamation, it can imply compliance.It can additionally be used as an adverb.

For example, “Did you do ok?”In this sentence, it is your action that made you ok.

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Answered Sep 17, 2020

People have been using “ok” for a long time but may not know exactly what this means.

These are just some of the things that you should know:

• OK stands for “oll correct.”

• In English, you may know this as “all correct.”

• This means that you would be using okay in order to affirm all of the details that have been given to you.

• This is why when you are given several details, and you want to confirm that all of the details are correct, you will send “ok.”

Some people also say that OK stands for “Olla Kalla.” There are also some people who would rather spell this as “okay” rather than “ok.” Different versions are acceptable.

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Answered Sep 09, 2020

Full word form for ok is okay I think.

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Answered Sep 08, 2020

Olla Kalla or Oll Korrect.

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Mary Lovelady

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Answered Sep 04, 2020

It's pretty clear the full form is okay although people shorten it to OK.

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Asim Riaz

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Answered Sep 03, 2020

The full form of the word Ok is "Okay" or "All korrect". OK relates to being an adjective as 'sufficient or appropriate.'

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Answered Aug 24, 2020

OK is an abbreviation of Olla Kalla or Oll Korrect.

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kennyyonas

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Answered Aug 21, 2020

It's definition is Oh Kay.

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faizatish6

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Answered Aug 19, 2020

OK first appeared as an abbreviation for “Oll Korrect".

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Answered Aug 17, 2020

OK (also spelled as OK, O.K., or OK) is a word used to denote acceptance, agreement, approval, or acknowledgment. OK expand as Olla Kalla. It is a Greekword, which means All correct.

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Answered Aug 10, 2020

The word OK stands for "All correct" which means all correct in Greek.

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mariecezt

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Answered Jul 30, 2020

The full form of OK is "All correct" which means all correct in Greek.

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cheyenne

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Answered Jul 08, 2020

The full form of OKis "Olla Kally" which means all correct in Greek.

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Answered Jun 24, 2020

It'sfull form is "oll korrect".

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clarkdavid1207

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Answered Jun 19, 2020

Well I never tried finding the full form of OK but I believe it's OKAY.

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Victor Roy

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Answered Jun 15, 2020

The full form of the word Ok is "Okay" or "All korrect".

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Answered May 31, 2020

OK relates to being an adjective as 'sufficient or appropriate.' This denotes 'compliance or acceptance' when used as an exclamation. And when it's used as a noun, it means 'assent.' It is also said that Yes can be used in other languages as a loanword.

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Answered May 13, 2020

I think you are right Cadence

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Answered Apr 28, 2020

OK stands for Okay.

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Victor Roy

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Answered Apr 24, 2020

OK can be used as a noun, a verb, an interjection, and an adjective. Being an adjective, OK denotes for 'adequate or acceptable'.

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Answered Apr 23, 2020

It stands for Okie-Dokie.

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Answered Apr 16, 2020

OKis a colloquial English word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, acknowledgment, or an indication of indifference.

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Answered Apr 16, 2020

The word Ok stands for All Korrect.

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Answered Apr 14, 2020

The word OK stands for Okie-Dokie or Okily Dokily.

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Answered Apr 13, 2020

No doubt, it means "Okily Dokily!"

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upfcomp

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Answered Apr 09, 2020

OK stands for All Correct.

It means ” All is well ” but it is also spelled as okay, ok, or O.K. This is a very common word when we agree with each other in the conversation.

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Answered Apr 08, 2020

The full form of the word OK is "Objection Killed".

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Answered Mar 20, 2020

OK is an American English word that denotesapproval oracceptance. The full word is Okay.

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Victor Roy

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Answered Mar 16, 2020

The word OK stands for "Okie-Dokie".

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Answered Feb 28, 2020

It stands for "All Correct".

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Answered Feb 25, 2020

The full form of the word is "Okeh" and "Okie-Dokie".

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Answered Jan 25, 2020

Originally Answered: According to the world, what is the full form of the word'ok'? Okay (OK) is a colloquial English word denoting approval, acceptance, assent, or acknowledgment. OK is most likely short for “Oll Korrect,” a jokey misspelling of “All Correct” that needs a little historical context to make sense.

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Answered Jan 05, 2020



OK full form– OKEY, All Correct

OK is the abbreviation of All correct of standard

OK full form– OKEY, All Correct

OK is the abbreviation of All correct of standard English.

Use of OK

Adjective

OK, it means all right or correctly.

Noun

OK is an approval.

A case of OK utilized as a thing is in the sentence, “ He gave the OK for the venture to start,” which implies that he said it was fine for the task to start

Verb

OK is defined as to approve.

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Answered Dec 02, 2019

And I always thought that OK came from short messages during wars: OK meaning "0 killed", therefore all's well. This isn't mentionned here, but it must have come from somwhere.

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Answered Apr 30, 2019

OK is the shorter version of Oll Korrect.

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Answered Apr 25, 2019

The full form of ok is okay.

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