adverb or adjective Date: 1961 very definitely OK

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  • A-OK — [ˌeı əuˈkeı US ou ] adj AmE spoken informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: all (systems) OK] in good condition = ↑satisfactory ▪ We took the car in for a check, and it was A OK. >A OK adv ▪ Everything s been going A OK since Jack got home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • A-OK — 1961, said to be an abbreviation of all (systems) OK; popularized in the jargon of U.S. astronauts. See OK (Cf. OK) …   Etymology dictionary

  • a ok — If things are A OK, they are absolutely fine …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • A-OK — ☆ A OK [ā΄ō kā′ ] adj. [ A(LL)OK1] Informal excellent, fine, in working order, etc.: a generalized term of commendation: also A Okay …   English World dictionary

  • A-ok — The Okay Sign as seen from the point of view of the person performing it An A OK /ˌeɪ …   Wikipedia

  • A-OK — /ay oh kay /, adj., adv. Informal. OK; perfect: an A OK rocket launching. Also, A O.K., A Okay. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • a OK —    If things are A OK, they are absolutely fine.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • A-OK — fine, better than average    This restaurant is A OK. The food and service are good …   English idioms

  • A OK —   If things are A OK, they are absolutely fine …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • A-OK — mod. in the best of condition. □ I really feel A OK …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • A-OK — (also A okay) adjective & adverb N. Amer. informal in a good order or manner; all right. Origin 1960s (orig. an astronauts term): from all systems OK …   English new terms dictionary

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