Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 decade ago

what is the full form of OK?


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  • Best Answer

    OK- Okay

    *The historical record shows that O.K. appeared as an abbreviation for oll korrect (a conscious misspelling of "all correct") in Boston newspapers in 1839, and was reinterpreted as "Old Kinderhook" in the 1840 United States presidential election.*

    Okay is a term of approval or assent, often written as OK, O.K., ok, okay, okee, okie, or more informally as simply kay, k or kk. Sometimes used with other words, as in "okey, dokey". When used to describe the quality of a thing, it denotes acceptability. However, its usage can also be strongly approving; as with most slang, its usage is determined by context. It could be one of the most widely used words on Earth, since it has spread from English to many other languages.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    OK is a quintessentially American term that has spread from English to many other languages. Its origin was the subject of scholarly debate for many years until Allen Walker Read showed that OK is based on a joke of sorts. OK is first recorded in 1839 but was probably in circulation before that date. During the 1830s there was a humoristic fashion in Boston newspapers to reduce a phrase to initials and supply an explanation in parentheses. Sometimes the abbreviations were misspelled to add to the humor. OK was used in March 1839 as an abbreviation for all correct, the joke being that neither the O nor the K was correct. Originally spelled with periods, this term outlived most similar abbreviations owing to its use in President Martin Van Buren's 1840 campaign for reelection. Because he was born in Kinderhook, New York, Van Buren was nicknamed Old Kinderhook, and the abbreviation proved eminently suitable for political slogans. That same year, an editorial referring to the receipt of a pin with the slogan O.K. had this comment: "frightful letters ... significant of the birth-place of Martin Van Buren, old Kinderhook, as also the rallying word of the Democracy of the late election, 'all correct' .... Those who wear them should bear in mind that it will require their most strenuous exertions ... to make all things O.K."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    OK has many meanings, the most common of which is an expression of agreement or approval.

    OK can mean:

    * Okay in the English language and other languages

    * Oklahoma (United States postal abbreviations)

    * Czech Airlines (IATA airline designator)

    * OK Kosher Certification

    * The International OK Dinghy, a single handed racing dinghy

    * OK! magazine, a British celebrity magazine

  • 1 decade ago

    I heard from some one that OK came in to practice this way.

    During the war time, the heads of US, UK and USSR met.

    When UK PM went on saying suggestions, the US president agreed to them galdly by saying OK OK.

    This angered the russian and he started saying No Kay, No kay like that.

    It was then they started using OK, for saying yes.

    How is it, funny , No.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ok-alee Doke-aly

    Source(s): Source: The Simpsons, Flanders
  • 1 decade ago

    All Correct

  • 1 decade ago

    OK can at most stand for okay... it really has no expansion

  • 1 decade ago

    orl korrect (all correct)


    oll korrect (all correct)






    Oklahoma if you work for the post office.

  • 1 decade ago

    okay thats a good one

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    O stands for POINT and K stands for KINGDOM.

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