O.K.

donna

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O.K. Correct or all right. The expression was well established by the civil War, having supposedly been first used on March 23, 1839 by C.C. Greene, editor of the Boston Morning Post, to mean "oll korrect", a humorous misspelling of "all correct".

From The Language of the Civil War by John D. Wright page 209
 

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