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How to Pronounce okay?

Correct pronunciation for the word "okay" is [ə͡ʊkˈe͡ɪ], [ə‍ʊkˈe‍ɪ], [əʊ_k_ˈeɪ].

What are the misspellings for okay?

"Okay" in context

Okay is an auto-antonym (an expression with two opposite meanings) used to express approval or agreement. Its origins date back to the mid-nineteenth century in Scotland where it was common to say "okey dokey" or "okie dokie" to express approval. Today, okay is used in a variety of contexts both formally and informally. In the workplace, okay is generally considered an acceptable way to signify approval or agreement with a decision.

In the informal context, okay is used to express approval or agreement but can also act as a placeholder for a more appropriate wording.

What are similar-sounding words for okay?

Usage over time for okay:

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

Synonyms for Okay:


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