a clumsy, stupid person; lout.
a simpleton; dunce; blockhead.
a stupid or loutish person
1610s, from oaf + -ish. Related: Oafishly; oafishness.
1620s, auf, oph (modern form from 1630s), “a changeling; a foolish child left by the fairies” [Johnson], from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian alfr “silly person,” in Old Norse, “elf” (see elf). Hence, “a misbegotten, deformed idiot.” Until recently, some dictionaries still gave the plural as oaves.
- O agglutinin
O agglutinin (ō) n. An agglutinin that reacts with, and is formed as the result of stimulation by, the relatively thermostable antigens present in the cell bodies of microorganisms.
[oh-ah-hoo] /oʊˈɑ hu/ noun 1. an island in central Hawaii: third largest and most important island of the state; location of Honolulu. 589 sq. mi. (1525 sq. km). /əʊˈɑːhuː/ noun 1. an island in central Hawaii: the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Chief town: Honolulu. Pop: 876 151 (2000). Area: 1574 sq km (608 […]
[ohk] /oʊk/ noun 1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Quercus, of the beech family, bearing the acorn as fruit. 2. the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used in making furniture and in construction. 3. the leaves of this tree, especially as worn in a chaplet. 4. anything made of the […]
noun 1. . noun 1. any of various brownish round galls on oak trees, containing the larva of certain wasps