M-kay definitions

(informal) Okay; an expression of acknowledgment or affirmation, now often used in an ironical or condescending sense.

Drugs are bad, m’kay?

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1997: Christina S. Beck, Partnership for Health .

C: I want you to re:st (.) re:st (.) as much as you can do (.) is just re:st (.) hhh when >you go< home (.) >you tell< your husband you make dinner honey (.) hhh you take care of me (.) . . . I need >to set< down (.) I need >to rest< (.)P: mmkay (.)C: and >get down< (.) watch your sodium (.) the salt=

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2004, Abbe Diaz, PX This .

Well i used to have some skilled sticky fingers of my own back in the day so i know a shoplifted dress when i see one mmkay.

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2005, Catherine Delaney, The Rosameorns .

I looked back to him...mmkay brown hair dark eyes...high cheek bones that lucky monkey I wonder if he has some native American.

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2005, Jenny Colgan, Boy I Loved Before.

She was sitting perched on her desk, in that nonchalant, ‘mmkay?’ way teachers do when they’re trying to pretend they’re down with the kids.

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1999, Tom Bradley, Black Class Cur [11].

“I’ll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell anybody, not even the missus, m’kay?”

“M’kay.”

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2003, Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan, The Digital Bits: Insider’s Guide to DVD [12].

But do keep in mind that this film [viz. South Park] is not for the faint of heart, and it ain’t for kids, m’kay?

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2005: Michael Collins, Hot Lights, Cold Steel [15].

“Well, I’m going to take a picture of your arm and then this nice doctor is going to fix it for you, okay?”

“Mmm-kay.”

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Spelling mmkayspelling mmmkayspelling m’kayspelling mm-kayspelling mmm-kay.
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Origin of m-kay

Nasalized variant of okay. Perhaps made popular by frequent appearance in the cartoon South Park as Mr Mackey's catchphrase; earlier, apparently only in linguistic transcriptions of speech.