O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-ee-oh, ohr-]
    • /ˈɔr iˌoʊ, ˈoʊr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-ee-oh, ohr-]
    • /ˈɔr iˌoʊ, ˈoʊr-/

Definitions of oreo word

  • noun plural oreo a black person who is regarded as having adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage. 1
  • noun oreo a popular brand of biscuit, consisting of two thin chocolate wafers with white icing between them 0
  • noun oreo a black person who upholds or adheres to white values and eschews the black community 0

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Origin of oreo

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1965-70; from trademark name of a chocolate cookie with a white cream filling

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Oreo


oreo popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% 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".

oreo usage trend in Literature

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