An example of OK used as an adverb is in the phrase "speaks OK," which means speaks correctly.
An example of OK used as an interjection is in the sentence, "OK! I will be right there!" which means "All right! I will be right there!"
An example of OK used as an adjective is in the phrase "OK job," which means a job that was done correctly.
An example of OK used as a noun is in the sentence, "He gave the OK for the project to begin," which means that he said it was fine for the project to begin.
An example of OK is to approve a conference proposal.
A television that works OK despite its age.
“Let's leave right away!” “OK!”
Get your supervisor's OK before taking a day off.
It's OK to wear casual dress to the party.
Are you feeling OK today?
OK, I'll go first.
“I'll put your umbrella back in the closet.” “OK.”
The entree was OK, but dessert was excellent.
I promise to give it back. Reply: OK.
Let's meet again this afternoon. Reply: OK.
Shut up! Reply: OK, OK.
OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
OK, I'm thinking of a number...
I'm OK with waiting until tomorrow.
Am I dressed OK for this restaurant?
We'll have dinner after the movie, OK?
Origin of ok
- Abbreviation of oll korrect slang respelling of all correct
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Of unclear origin. Wikipedia lists several possibilities. it may be an abbreviation of a comical spelling of "all correct" as "oll 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.