How Do You Spell OK?

Pronunciation: [ˌə͡ʊkˈe͡ɪ] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "OK" can be a bit confusing due to the fact that it can also be spelled "okay". However, both spellings are considered correct. "OK" is pronounced with the phonetic transcription /oʊˈkeɪ/ which means the "o" sound is pronounced with a long "o" sound and the "k" sound is pronounced with a hard "k" sound. The second part of the word, "ay", is pronounced with a long "a" sound. Overall, "OK" is an acceptable spelling for this commonly used word.

Common Misspellings for OK

Etymology of OK

The etymology of the word "ok" is not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in the United States in the 19th century. There are a few popular theories regarding its origin:

1. Shortened version of "oll korrect": Some people believe that "ok" derived from the phrase "oll korrect", which was a humorous misspelling of "all correct" that was popularized during a fad for comical abbreviations in the late 1830s.

2. African origin: Another theory suggests that "ok" comes from African languages. It is claimed that it may have originated from the West African Wolof language, where "waw-kay" means "good" or "accepted".

Idioms with the word OK

  • rule OK The idiom "rule OK" typically means to assert or exercise authority and control, often in a forceful or dominant manner. It suggests that the person or group being referred to believes they have the power and right to make decisions and enforce them, with little regard for others' opinions or objections.
  • be OK The idiom "be OK" means to be satisfactory, acceptable, or agreeable under certain circumstances. It signifies that something is deemed acceptable or suitable, often implying that it meets expectations or requirements. It can also denote being in a generally good or acceptable condition.
  • give (one) the OK The idiom "give (one) the OK" means to approve or authorize someone or something. It suggests granting permission or giving the go-ahead for a particular action or decision.
  • get the OK The idiom "get the OK" refers to obtaining permission, approval, or consent for something. It suggests receiving official confirmation or authorization to proceed with a particular action or decision.

Similar spelling words for OK

Plural form of OK is OKS

Conjugate verb Ok


I would OK
we would OK
you would OK
he/she/it would OK
they would OK


I will OK
we will OK
you will OK
he/she/it will OK
they will OK


I will have OK'ed
we will have OK'ed
you will have OK'ed
he/she/it will have OK'ed
they will have OK'ed


I OK'ed
we OK'ed
you OK'ed
he/she/it OK'ed
they OK'ed


I had OK'ed
we had OK'ed
you had OK'ed
he/she/it had OK'ed
they had OK'ed


we OK
you OK
he/she/it OK's
they OK


I have OK'ed
we have OK'ed
you have OK'ed
he/she/it has OK'ed
they have OK'ed
I am OK'ing
we are OK'ing
you are OK'ing
he/she/it is OK'ing
they are OK'ing
I was OK'ing
we were OK'ing
you were OK'ing
he/she/it was OK'ing
they were OK'ing
I will be OK'ing
we will be OK'ing
you will be OK'ing
he/she/it will be OK'ing
they will be OK'ing
I have been OK'ing
we have been OK'ing
you have been OK'ing
he/she/it has been OK'ing
they have been OK'ing
I had been OK'ing
we had been OK'ing
you had been OK'ing
he/she/it had been OK'ing
they had been OK'ing
I will have been OK'ing
we will have been OK'ing
you will have been OK'ing
he/she/it will have been OK'ing
they will have been OK'ing
I would have OK'ed
we would have OK'ed
you would have OK'ed
he/she/it would have OK'ed
they would have OK'ed
I would be OK'ing
we would be OK'ing
you would be OK'ing
he/she/it would be OK'ing
they would be OK'ing
I would have been OK'ing
we would have been OK'ing
you would have been OK'ing
he/she/it would have been OK'ing
they would have been OK'ing


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