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What is the origin of the word OK?

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What is the origin of the word OK?
According to tradition, General Andrew Jackson, later president of the United States, signed military documents OK” for β€œoll korrect,” a misspelling of β€œall correct.” Woodrow Wilson, another U.S. president, said that the expression was short for okeh, a Choctaw word meaning β€œIt is well.” Neither of these stories is probably true, although OK is almost certainly an abbreviation of the incorrect spelling — we just don’t know who the culprit was. In any case, the first recorded use of OK was in the Boston Morning Post in 1839. It quickly gained widespread acceptance.”

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