O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oi]
    • /ɔɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oi]
    • /ɔɪ/

Definitions of oe word

  • noun oe a grandchild. 1
  • noun oe Obsolete. a nephew or niece. 1
  • noun oe (literary, or, poetic, rare) A small island. 1
  • abbreviation OE oersted 0
  • abbreviation OE Old English (language) 0
  • noun oe Kenzaburo (kɛnzəˈbʊrəʊ). born 1935, Japanese novelist and writer; his books include The Catch (1958), A Personal Matter (1964), and Silent Cry (1989): Nobel prize for literature 1994 0

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Origin of oe

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English (north and Scots) o(o), oy(e) < Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'

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Parts of speech for Oe


oe popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

oe usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oe

noun oe

  • anglian — of or relating to the Angles or to the Anglian dialects of Old English
  • early english — pertaining to the first style of Gothic architecture in England, ending in the latter half of the 13th century, characterized by the use of lancet arches, plate tracery, and narrow openings.

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