Of unclear origin. Wikipedia lists . it may be an abbreviation of a comical spelling of "all correct" as "orl korrect", such as first appeared in print in The Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839, as part of a fad for similar fanciful abbreviations in the United States during the late 1830s.
* , ok, okay
- We can start as soon as we get the OK .
* (endorsement or approval) approval, endorsement, green light, thumbs up
(computing) To confirm by activating a button marked OK .
* 2001 , Mike Collins, Pro Tools: Practical Recording, Editing and Mixing for Music Production
- I don't want to OK this amount of money.
* 2008 , Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers
- Type a suitable name for your Marker and OK the dialogue box.
- When you OK the crop, the image size will be adjusted to match the front image resolution.
all right, permitted
satisfactory, reasonably good; not exceptional
- Do you think it's OK to stay here for the night?
in good health or a good emotional state
- The soup was OK , but the dessert was excellent.
- He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
* allowed, all right, permissible
* (satisfactory) adequate, all right, not bad, satisfactory
* (in good health or a good emotional state) fine, well
* (satisfactory) bad, inadequate, poor, unsatisfactory
* (in good health or a good emotional state) ill, poorly, sick, under the weather, unwell
satisfactorily, sufficiently well
- The team did OK in the playoffs.
* (satisfactorily) adequately, satisfactorily
* (satisfactorily) badly, inadequately, poorly, unsatisfactorily
Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
- I promise to give it back.'' Reply: ''OK .
- Let's meet again this afternoon.'' Reply: ''OK .
An utterance expressing exasperation, similar to ""
- Shut up!'' Reply: ''OK''', '''OK .
Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
- OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
- OK , I'm thinking of a number...
* PPsense, acknowledgement or acceptance}} okey-dokey, okeh, okey; ; all right
* (sentence introduction) now, now then
(term derived from OK)
How 'OK' took over the world, Allan Metcalf, BBC News Magazine (2011 February 18)
The ‘O’ Word, Roy Blount, Jr., The New York Times Sunday Book Review (2010 November 19)
OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word , Allan Metcalf, Oxford University Press (2010)
Allen Read, the Expert of 'O.K.,' Dies at 96, Douglas Martin, The New York Times Obituaries (2002 October 18)
What does "OK" stand for?, Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope (1985)
* oll korrect