Main definitions of oke in English

: oke1oke2oke3

oke1

noun

  • variant spelling of oka

Pronunciation

oke

/əʊk/

Main definitions of oke in English

: oke1oke2oke3

oke2

(also okie)

noun

South African
informal
  • 1A man.

    ‘who's that oke talking to your sister?’
    • ‘He's an awesome oke, nothing like you would imagine him to be.’
    • ‘A strong swimmer and knowing the sea well as a born and bred Beach oke, he left his clothes with someone, dropped into the sea and started swimming.’
    • ‘I used to laugh at the okes on mud island slaving away in the freezing cold.’
    • ‘It's about time, at least this okie's offering a smile for your two-bucks.’
    • ‘People are running around like chickens with their heads cut off because they don't know what they need to do, and this oke can't, and therefore won't, tell them.’
    1. 1.1 Used to refer to or address a boy or, patronizingly, a man.
      ‘‘Where's the studio?’ I asked the reception okie’
      man, my friend
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Origin

Shortened form of okie, anglicized form of Afrikaans outjie ‘little chap’.

Pronunciation

oke

/əʊk/

Main definitions of oke in English

: oke1oke2oke3

oke3

adjective, verb, exclamation, adverb, & noun

US
informal
  • another term for OK

Pronunciation

oke

/əʊk/