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Definition of "oh" [oh]

  • Used to express strong emotion, such as surprise, fear, anger, or pain. (interjection)
  • Used in direct address: Oh, sir! You forgot your keys. (interjection)
  • Used to indicate understanding or acknowledgment of a statement. (interjection)
  • Zero. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oh" in a sentence
  • "December 28, 2007 at 11:51 am oh IBK……dat eaz ….dat waz…..oh teh fooey….ai dont hab teh werdz fur wat dat waz….."
  • "I don't see religion, I don't meet someone and say 'what are you? oh, Mormon..oh sorry no thanks!'"
  • ""Oh, oh, _oh_!" screamed Grace, pressing her hands tightly before her eyes."