Main definitions of o' in English

: o'1O'2

o'1

Pronunciation /ə//əʊ/

preposition

  • ‘a cup o' coffee’
    short for of, used to represent an informal pronunciation
    • ‘so if you could sit and have a cup o' coffee and conversation with one member who would it be?’
    • ‘When winter - even our lame-o version of it - lingers, damp and chilly, you may hanker for a cup o' something warm.’
    • ‘It's cold here today, overcast, perfect for a hot cup o'joe.’

Pronunciation

o'

/ə//əʊ/

Main definitions of o' in English

: o'1O'2

O'2

prefix

  • In Irish patronymic names such as O'Neill.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Irish ó, ua ‘descendant’.

Pronunciation

O'

/əʊ//ə/