Okay (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

What Is the Origin of the Saying "Okay"?

If everything is OK, it means that everything is fine or going well. The oldest written references to OK are from the slogan used by the Democratic party during the 1840 American Presidential election. Their candidate, President Martin Van Buren, had the nickname Old Kinderhook, and his supporters formed the OK Club. (It is now spelt okay.)

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