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nounPlural okies, Plural okes
- variant spelling of oka
nounPlural okies, Plural okesSouth African
1A man.‘who's that oke talking to your sister?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's about time, at least this okie's offering a smile for your two-bucks.’
- ‘He's an awesome oke, nothing like you would imagine him to be.’
- ‘I used to laugh at the okes on mud island slaving away in the freezing cold.’
- 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 friendView synonyms
Shortened form of okie, anglicized form of Afrikaans outjie ‘little chap’.
adjective, exclamation, verb, adverb, & nounUS
- another term for OK
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