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Okay (The English word)

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Topical headingOkay (The English word)
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Variant(s)OK (The English word)
O.K. (The English word)
See alsoEnglish language--Etymology
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Found inWork cat: Okay across languages, 2021: ECIP galley (explores the word, Okay, and its history and distinct linguistic use as a loan word in a variety of 13 languages)
Cambridge dictionary online, January 11, 2021: (Okay; variants: OK; O.K.; English word that is used in a variety of grammatical ways, including as an exclamation, noun, adverb, adjective, and discourse marker; there are a variety of the theories of the origin of the word, including: newspaper language use in Boston in 1830s; the abbreviation of Presidential candidate Van Buren in the 1840 race, ("Old Kinderhook", named for his place of origin); Choctaw language word borrowed into English; West Africa, along with others; used as a loan word in other languages)