oke

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See also: oké, ōke, and ōkē

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

oke

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of ache or ake

Etymology 2[edit]

See oka

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Noun[edit]

oke (plural okes)

  1. (historical units of measurement) Alternative form of oka.

References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from Afrikaans [Term?].

Noun[edit]

oke (plural okes)

  1. (South Africa, slang) Man; guy; bloke.
    • 1998, Leon Schuster, Leon Schuster's Lekker, Thick South African Joke Book, page 106:
      An oke meets up with his ex-wife at a party. After a few dops, he puts his arm around her and suggests they go to bed. 'Over my dead body,' she snarls at him. He downs his drink and says, 'I see you haven't changed.'
    • 2005, Al Lovejoy, Acid Alex:
      I had initiated an African ritual by giving the pipe to him. And you can never stay befuck with an oke you smoke nchangu with.
    • 2009 (2016), Kevin Richardson, Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa, page 39:
      When that oke talked, I listened.

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ok +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

oke

  1. eighthly

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

oke

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おけ