Main meanings of oke in English

: oke1oke2oke3

oke1

Pronunciation /əʊk/

noun

variant spelling of oka

Main meanings of oke in English

: oke1oke2oke3

oke2

Pronunciation /əʊk/

nounplural noun okes, plural noun okies

(also okie)
  • 1South African informal A man.

    • ‘who's that oke talking to your sister?’
    • ‘I used to laugh at the okes on mud island slaving away in the freezing cold.’
    • ‘He's an awesome oke, nothing like you would imagine him to be.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Used to refer to or address a boy or, patronizingly, a man.
      • ‘‘Where's the studio?’ I asked the reception okie’
      man, my friend

Origin

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

Main meanings of oke in English

: oke1oke2oke3

oke3

Pronunciation /əʊk/

exclamation

informal US
another term for OK (exclamation)

adjective

informal US
another term for OK (adjective)