Definitions for oh

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oh(interj.; n.)(pl.)oh's, ohs

  1. (interj.)(used as an exclamation of surprise, pain, disapprobation, sympathy, agreement, etc.)

  2. (used in direct address to attract the attention of the person spoken to.)

  3. (n.)the exclamation “oh.”

  4. (v.i.)to utter or exclaim “oh.”

Origin of oh:

later sp. of O, from mid-16th cent.


  1. Ohio.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ohio, Buckeye State, OH(noun)

    a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. oh(interjection)ʊ

    indicates surprise, disappointment, sympathy, etc.

    Oh, I didn't realize I was the only one not invited.; Oh no! That's terrible news.

  2. ohʊ

    used at the beginning of a sentence, especially a reply

    "What time is the meeting?" "Oh, 9.30, I think."


  1. oh(Noun)

    the letter O, o (more commonly spelled o)

  2. oh(Noun)

    the digit 0 (especially in representations of speech)

    My telephone number is four-double-three-two-oh-nine.

  3. oh(Noun)

    An utterance of oh; a spoken expression of surprise, acknowledgement, etc.

  4. oh(Verb)

    To utter the interjection oh; to express surprise, etc.

  5. oh(Interjection)

    Expression of surprise.

    oh, oh, oh

  6. oh(Interjection)

    Space filler or extra syllable, especially in (popular) music.

    oh, oh, oh

  7. oh(Interjection)

    Expression of wonder, amazement, or awe.

    Oh, wow! That's amazing.

  8. oh(Interjection)

    Used with a term of endearment.

    Oh, wow! That's amazing.

  9. oh(Interjection)

    Expression of mild scepticism

    Oh, so that's how it works.

  10. oh(Interjection)

    Expression of understanding, recognition, or realization.

    Oh, so that's how it works.

  11. oh(Interjection)

    A word to precede an offhand or annoyed remark.

    Oh, leave me alone.

  12. oh(Interjection)

    A word to precede an added or comment or afterthought.

    Oh, and don't forget your coat.

  13. oh(Interjection)

    An invocation or address (similar to the vocative in languages with noun declension).

    Oh, gosh

  14. oh(Interjection)

    Exclamation for drama or emphasis (often poetic).

    Oh, when will it end?

  15. oh(Interjection)

    Expression of pain. See ouch.

    Oh! That hurt.


  1. Oh

    "Oh" is a song recorded by American recording artist, Ciara. Written by herself, Christopher Bridges, Andre Harris, and Vidal Davis, the song was produced by the latter two, who perform under name, Dre & Vidal, and features Ludacris. It was released worldwide on March 2, 2005 as the third single from her debut album, Goodies. The downtempo Crunk&B song features hip-hop elements and a heavy baseline, and can be seen as an anthem to her hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. Ciara sings about the many things the city has to offer, while Ludacris raps the third verse. The song was well received by music critics, who praised the song's beat, specifically noting its radio-friendliness. It won an award at the 2006 ASCAP award shows for "Most Performed Songs" with the two previous singles from Goodies, "Goodies" and "1, 2 Step." The song also took home the award for "Choice Music Make-Out Song" at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards and for "Coolest Collabo" at the 2006 Vibe Awards. The song was listed at number 127 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s. It, along with other songs on Goodies, helped earn Ciara the nomination for Best New Artist at the 48th Grammy Awards. The single was a commercial success, peaking at number two in the United States, becoming her third consecutive top three hit. It also reached the top ten in many international markets and was certified platinum in the US and gold in Australia. The song was accompanied by a music video, which showed the singer dancing with friends in the streets of Atlanta, as well as in an arena and a parking garage.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'oh' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #552

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'oh' in Written Corpus Frequency: #34

Anagrams of oh

  1. ho , Ho, HO

Translations for oh

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an expression of surprise, admiration etc

Oh, what a lovely present!

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