okay

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A respelling of OK.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

okay (plural okays)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

Verb[edit]

okay (third-person singular simple present okays, present participle okaying, simple past and past participle okayed)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

Adjective[edit]

okay (comparative more okay, superlative most okay)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK
    • 1869 Little Women, Part Second, by Louisa May Alcott
      One of us must marry well. Meg didn't, Jo won't, Beth can't yet, so I shall, and make everything okay all round.

Adverb[edit]

okay (comparative more okay, superlative most okay)

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

Interjection[edit]

okay

  1. Alternative spelling of OK

Anagrams[edit]


Ainu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Saru dialect) oka

Etymology[edit]

From oka (are) +‎ i (nominalising suffix), literally those which are.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

okay (Kana spelling オカイ)

  1. they (third-person plural pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]

This word is not actually a proper pronoun, but is often used when it is absolutely necessary to point directly to a third person in conversation. The proper third-person pronoun in Ainu would be the lack of any personal pronoun at all, i.e., it has a null value.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English okay.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

okay

  1. OK (endorsement; approval)

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

okay

  1. OK
    Synonyms: in Ordnung, d’accord, tamam

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling okay is the most frequent in German. Abbreviations (as given above) do exist, but are less common than in English.

Adverb[edit]

okay

  1. OK
    Synonyms: ordentlich, annehmlich, annehmbar, zufriedenstellend

Adjective[edit]

okay (comparative okayer, superlative am okaysten)

  1. (informal) OK
    Synonyms: in Ordnung, d’accord, annehmlich, annehmbar
    • 2009, Christian Y. Schmidt, Allein unter 1,3 Milliarden: Eine chinesische Reise von Shanghai bis Kathmandu, Rowohlt Verlag GmbH (→ISBN)
      Dieser Hügel ist achthundertsieben Meter hoch, und ich bin nur hochgelaufen, weil der Strand von meiner Freundin blockiert wurde, die mir gerade auf die Nerven ging. Das war noch ein halbwegs okayer Ausflug.
    • 2016, Karin Kaçi, Jan Braren, Homevideo, Carlsen E-Books (→ISBN)
      »Jakon Moormann. Deine Slides waren schon mal besser, aber du bist ein ganz okayer Skater. Bist auch ein ganz okayer Kumpel. Und die Mädchen finden dich superokay.«
    • 2016 December 30, Moritz von Uslar, “Party braucht keinen König”, in Die Zeit[1]:
      Die Firma Tiger of Sweden, die heute ihren Berliner Flagshipstore eröffnet, macht voll okaye, insgesamt vollkommen egale Frauen- und Männermode, wie sie in Flughafenboutiquen verkauft wird.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Usage notes[edit]

The comparative and attributive use is recent and therefore not always considered grammatical.[1]

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • okay” in Duden online
  • okay” in Duden online

References[edit]

  1. ^ okay” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English okay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oˈkei/, [oˈkei̯]

Interjection[edit]

okay

  1. OK (endorsement; approval)