Question: Is OK slang for okay?

“OK” started as a corny joke—a bad one that even appeared in the Slang Dictionary of Vulgar Words in 1864 3—but today its a completely legitimate word. Its even in the dictionary.

What does OK stand for slang?

OK stands for “oll korrect”, or “all correct”. “Huh?” I hear you ask. Nowadays people dont even say OK.

Why is OK a word?

So when “o.k.” appeared in print, it was intended to be the shortening of “oll korrect,” the humorous misspelling of “all correct.” According to Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of Americas Greatest Word, Boston Morning Post editor Charles Gordon Greene, who often wrote witticisms and took shots at ...

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