Main definitions of oh in English

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exclamation

  • Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, anger, disappointment, or joy, or when reacting to something that has just been said.

    ‘“Oh no,” said Daisy, appalled’
    • ‘Me? Oh, I'm fine’
    • ‘oh, shut up’
    • ‘Oh no, there's only back seats left!’

Pronunciation

oh

/ō/ /oʊ/

Phrases

    oh boy
    • Used to express surprise or excitement.

      ‘Boy, oh boy, was I in for a surprise!’
      • ‘Oh boy, they've already gotten together.’
      • ‘Boy, oh boy, I can't wait until the whole story comes out.’
      • ‘I read the news today, oh boy, and it made me feel like I'd fallen through a wrinkle in time and wound up in 1972.’
      • ‘Boy, oh boy… Do we ever have a Valentine's treat for you - five full pages of eye candy!’
      • ‘He screamed, he hollered, he insulted, he berated, and he hit… oh boy, did he ever hit.’
      • ‘Scott and the entire family thought, oh boy, they really think that Scott did it.’
      • ‘The other pups know he's a runt, and boy, oh boy, do they let him know!’
      • ‘Boy oh boy, what has our poor Kira gotten into?’
      • ‘And the twins… oh boy we can't miss out on harassing them tonight for being suspended.’
      • ‘‘They say, oh boy, this bird is dangerous,’ Adam said.’
      • ‘They both claim the 45 minute countdown timer ‘hasn't been started yet,’ and once it does, oh boy, we'll really be in big trouble then.’
      • ‘Boy oh boy, her brother would be in big trouble when her parents found out.’
      • ‘Monday came; oh boy did I have a lot to tell Michelle.’
      • ‘As soon as I got in the car, oh boy, my mom went insane.’
      • ‘And boy oh boy, those boys were in for a major pep talk.’
      • ‘But, oh boy, was I glad not to be the only female in the house!’
      • ‘She's decided to do her own ‘special’ interpretation of ‘Walk on by’ and, oh boy, is it special!’
      • ‘And the questions you're asking yourself, Jeannie, oh boy, are they legit.’
      • ‘And, oh boy, I've enjoyed it, every luxurious moment of it.’
    oh well
    • Used to express resignation.

      ‘oh well, please yourself’
      • ‘It recalls nutritionists' warnings about salads being just as caloric as double burgers, but oh well.’
      • ‘You have to prep really intelligently, be prepared for saying oh well, we're not doing this now.’
      • ‘I wish I'd kept reading up on dreams and sleep so I could have better answered him, but oh well.’
      • ‘I'm not sure how good of conversation we'll give each other, both of us being a little isolated, but oh well.’
      • ‘I didn't think it was the best idea, as I had plans to go out that night and drinking during the day and night really isn't wise, but oh well.’
      • ‘I have no idea how we will need it, but oh well, there must be a reason.’
      • ‘It starts off where we all have to pair up and… oh well you'll see soon enough.’
      • ‘That last part sounded like a spam email - oh well - but you get the idea.’
      • ‘I hope she passes off as semi realistic… but oh well, she's a good counter part to Lucky.’
      • ‘Okay, I'll try and make it through, and if I don't come into school tomorrow, then oh well.’
      • ‘Accidents happen, oh well, never mind, that's all right then.’
      • ‘It's not like her - she's usually up nice and early, oh well I'll speak to her later.’
      • ‘I have now completely forgotten what I was going to post today… oh well.’
      • ‘She sighed, and looked down at the files on her desk, oh well; I might as well get this over with.’
      • ‘I was a bit disappointed he hadn't got out and helped me but oh well, a girl can't have everything.’
      • ‘Sorry the update was a little later than I hoped but, oh well at least it's up!’
      • ‘I was so not happy about it but oh well, it was still better than Lydia's whining back home, and who knew?’
      • ‘I am missing out on maths and Mr Ject isn't going to be very happy but oh well.’
      • ‘Last night I kept thinking it was going to be Friday today - oh well.’
      • ‘I decided to look into this journal, I figured if it gave me a lead, great, if not, oh well.’
    oh yeah?
    • 1Used to express disbelief.

      1. 1.1Used to express a threatening or taunting reaction.

Origin

Mid 16th century variant of O.

Main definitions of oh in English

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oh2

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noun

variant spelling of O (sense 2)

Pronunciation

oh

/ō/ /oʊ/

Main definitions of OH in English

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OH3

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abbreviation

  • Ohio (in official postal use).

Pronunciation

OH

/ˈˌō ˈāCH/ /ˈˌoʊ ˈeɪtʃ/

Main definitions of OH in English

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OH4

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noun

informal British
  • A person's wife, husband, or partner.

    • ‘I often go to gigs on my own as my OH doesn't have the same musical tastes as me’
    • ‘I don't mind if my OH plays sport, watches it on telly, or if he goes off with his pals on sporting holidays.’
    • ‘My OH is saying I need to go back to work full time, now I love my business and want it to grow but no way can i manage a house, business, and f/t work all together.’
    • ‘I would never let my OH, or anyone else drive my car: nothing against her, I just wouldn't want my car getting damaged.’
    • ‘Why does my OH decide to have shower just when I've finished cleaning it!!’
    • ‘I know you're probably fully aware of this already - but your OH is an amazing guy!’
    • ‘My OH has told me I'm not raising my son properly.’
    • ‘It would be a shame to lose your new friendship because you don't agree with the things your friend's OH does.’
    • ‘My sister and her OH have some problems.’
    • ‘Her OH is on a very good salary.’
    • ‘My OH has an interview tomorrow and i'm so excited for him!’
    • ‘This is the first time OH has been home for pancake day for years.’
    • ‘Luckly OH has a good relationship with his ex.’
    • ‘I wish my OH wouldn't wander around the house naked - we have no curtains up in the back.’
    • ‘It took my OH a while to find a job and he's ended up working from home.’
    • ‘OH was actually very reluctant to get a second cat and took a lot of persuading.’
    • ‘If my OH told me he didn't want me to have male friends I'd tell him where to stick that idea!’
    • ‘We lived in Oz years ago and my OH didn't want to leave.’
    • ‘I would love my OH to do a healthy diet/exercise regime with me’
    • ‘I know his OH won't want to get involved.’
    • ‘Her OH is such a career-driven bloke - he spends 50% of the year working abroad.’

Origin

1990s abbreviation of other half.