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How to Pronounce oakum?

Correct pronunciation for the word "oakum" is [ˈə͡ʊkəm], [ˈə‍ʊkəm], [ˈəʊ_k_ə_m].

Definition of oakum

  1. The substance of old ropes untwisted and pulled into loose hemp, used for caulking the seams of ships, stopping leaks, &c.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

What are the misspellings for oakum?

What is the adjective for oakum?

The adjective form of the word "oakum" is "oaken".

Usage over time for oakum:

This graph shows how "oakum" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

What is the plural form of oakum?

The plural form of the word "oakum" is "oakums".

What is the singular form of oakum?

The singular form of the word "oakum" is "oakum". The word "oakum" is already a non-count noun, which means it does not have a distinct singular or plural form.


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