from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A probably extinct species of Hawaiian honeycreeper, Psittirostra psittacea.
  • n. A fellow, guy, bloke.


From Hawaiian ʻōʻū (Wiktionary)
From Afrikaans ou, probably from Dutch ouwe ("old man") (Wiktionary)



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  • Rx abbv - o.u. oculus uterque both eyes.

    February 18, 2009

  • A fellow, a chap (South Africa); Scottish interjection like "oh!"

    December 8, 2007

  • A rare Hawaiian honeycreeper, having an olive-green body, a parrotlike bill, and in the male a bright yellow head. Now critically endangered.

    August 21, 2007