One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, anger, disappointment, or joy, or when reacting to a remark.‘‘Oh no,’ said Daisy, appalled’‘Me? Oh, I'm fine’‘oh, shut up’
- ‘Oh no, there's only back seats left!’
Used to express disbelief.
Mid 16th century: variant of O.
- variant spelling of O (sense 2)
Ohio (in official postal use).
A person's wife, husband, or partner (particularly used in online forums)‘I often go to gigs on my own as my OH doesn't have the same musical tastes as me’
- ‘I wish my OH wouldn't wander around the house naked - we have no curtains up in the back.’
- ‘I don't mind if my OH plays sport, watches it on telly, or if he goes off with his pals on sporting holidays.’
- ‘My OH is saying I need to go back to work full time, now I love my business and want it to grow but no way can i manage a house, business, and f/t work all together.’
- ‘Why does my OH decide to have shower just when I've finished cleaning it!!’
- ‘My OH has an interview tomorrow and i'm so excited for him!’
- ‘It took my OH a while to find a job and he's ended up working from home.’
- ‘Her OH is such a career-driven bloke - he spends 50% of the year working abroad.’
- ‘It would be a shame to lose your new friendship because you don't agree with the things your friend's OH does.’
- ‘My sister and her OH have some problems.’
- ‘If my OH told me he didn't want me to have male friends I'd tell him where to stick that idea!’
- ‘This is the first time OH has been home for pancake day for years.’
- ‘I would love my OH to do a healthy diet/exercise regime with me’
- ‘Luckly OH has a good relationship with his ex.’
- ‘My OH has told me I'm not raising my son properly.’
- ‘I would never let my OH, or anyone else drive my car: nothing against her, I just wouldn't want my car getting damaged.’
- ‘OH was actually very reluctant to get a second cat and took a lot of persuading.’
- ‘We lived in Oz years ago and my OH didn't want to leave.’
- ‘I know his OH won't want to get involved.’
- ‘Her OH is on a very good salary.’
- ‘I know you're probably fully aware of this already - but your OH is an amazing guy!’
1990s: abbreviation of other half.
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