Definition of


  1. (adv, all) according to the clock

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Origin of the word O'clock

  1. c.1720, abbreviation of of the clock, from M.E. of the clokke (1389). Attested from 1904 in ref. to direction (by shooters, fighter pilots, etc.). more

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Words that sound like O'clock

ocellus, oculus, oxalis

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