Definitions

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  • adv. Indicates enthusiastic agreement.
  • adv. Acknowledges the validity of the associated phrase.
  • adv. Asserts that the associated phrase should not be argued, particularly if it is obvious or there is no choice in the matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. by consequence; as a matter of course; in regular or natural order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as might be expected

Etymologies

From literal meaning "of the ordinary course of events". Oldest attestation as "of course" from the 1540s, but previously used in the same sense as "by course" (then-spelled "bi cours", sic) since ca. 1300. (Source: Etymonline.com) (Wiktionary)

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