Definition of oka in English:

oka

(South African, US oke)

noun

  • 1An Egyptian and former Turkish unit of weight, variable but now usually equal to approximately 1.3 kg (23/4 lb).

    • ‘At the time of the Italian invasion in October 1940 an oka (1.3kg., or nearly 3lb.) of bread cost 10 drachmas.’
  • 2An Egyptian and former Turkish unit of capacity equal to approximately 0.2 liter (1/3 pint).

Origin

Early 17th century: via Italian and French oque from Turkish okka, from Arabic ūqīya, based on Latin uncia ‘ounce’.

Pronunciation

oka

/ˈōkə/