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Dictionary Definition

OH n : a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region [syn: Ohio, Buckeye State]

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Alternative spellings

Particularly in the context of internet conversations, "oh" is sometimes written with additional Os or Hs - for example, oooh or ohhh.


  1. Expression of surprise.
    Oh! I didn't see you there.
  2. Expression of wonder, amazement, or awe.
    Oh, wow! That's amazing.
  3. Expression of understanding, recognition, or realization.
    Oh, so that's how it works.
  4. A word to precede an offhand or annoyed remark.
    Oh, leave me alone.
  5. A word to precede an added or comment or afterthought.
    Oh, and don't forget your coat.
  6. An invocation or address (similar to the vocative in languages with noun declension).
    Oh, gosh
  7. Exclamation for drama or emphasis (often poetic).
    Oh, when will it end?
  8. Expression of pain. See ouch.
    Oh! That hurt.
  9. Space filler or extra syllable, especially in (popular) music.
    oh, oh, oh
  10. Used with a term of endearment in popular songs.
    Oh baby

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Extensive Definition

Oh is an interjection with many uses, often said by people realizing something. (e.g. Oh, now I see.)
It may also refer to:


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