Main definitions of ou in English

: ou1ou2OU3

ou1

noun

South African
informal

Origin

Afrikaans, probably from Dutch ouwe ‘old man’.

Pronunciation

ou

/əʊ/

Main definitions of ou in English

: ou1ou2OU3

ou2

noun

  • A fruit-eating Hawaiian honeycreeper (bird) with a stout bill and green and yellow plumage.

    Compare with o-o

Origin

Late 19th century: the name in Hawaiian.

Pronunciation

ou

/ˈəʊuː/

Main definitions of ou in English

: ou1ou2OU3

OU3

  • (in the UK) Open University.

Pronunciation

OU

/əʊˈjuː/