Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘OK’

OK debatable origins (19th century) by David Crystal The little word OK has a linguistic reputation that belies its size. Over a thousand words in English have an etymology which, in the words of the Oxford English Dictionary, is ‘origin unknown’. Nobody knows where bloke comes from, or condom, gimmick, nifty, pimp, pooch, queasy, rogue or skiffle. Theories abound, of … Continue reading Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘OK’