Main definitions of ou in English

: ou1ou2OU3

ou1

nounouens, ous

South African informal
  • A man.

    man, fellow, gentleman

Origin

Afrikaans, probably from Dutch ouwe ‘old man’.

Pronunciation

ou

/əʊ/

Main definitions of ou in English

: ou1ou2OU3

ou2

noun

  • A fruit-eating Hawaiian honeycreeper (bird) with a stout bill and green and yellow plumage.

    Psittirostra psittacea, family Drepanididae

Origin

Late 19th century the name in Hawaiian.

Pronunciation

ou

/ˈəʊuː/

Main definitions of OU in English

: ou1ou2OU3

OU3

abbreviation

  • (in the UK) Open University.

Pronunciation

OU

/əʊˈjuː/