Okay; an expression of acknowledgment or affirmation, now often used in an ironical or condescending sense.

Drugs are bad, m’kay? spelling mkay , 1991, Barbara A. Fox, “Cognitive and Interactional Aspects of Correction in Tutoring,” in Teaching Knowledge and Intelligent Tutoring, Peter Goodyear ed. [ In these tutoring sessions we have found that, when the tutor agrees with the student’s displayed understanding, her signal of confirmation comes quickly after the student’s turn, as in: : S: Mkay. .hh And I know it’s negative, just to follow your thought process, because I know that the sine is positive. : T. Mhm , 1993, Herbert H Clark, Arenas of Language Use [ [...] the director would go on only when both were satisfied the matcher had understood, as here: : D. The long view of the quad uh walkway : M. those : M. ┌ numbers right? : D. └ is number 5 : M. Mkay : D. Yeah with the numbers on the bottom. , 1995, Charles Conrad and Lucinda Sinclair-James, “Institutional Pressures, Cultural Constraints, and Communication in Community Mediation Organizations,” in Conflict and Organizations, Anne Maydan Nicotera ed. M1: Mkay. Let me point us back to. This is related to um what we were talking about and how you’re going to um sort of report what happened here tonight. , 2004, Gordon Atkinson, RealLivePreacher.com [ My bold, Crocodile Hunter “Absolutely” withered into “mkay” with the end of the word lilted up like a desperate question. , 2004, Deanna Kizis, How to Meet Cute Boys [ That has nothing to do with star-power crap and everything to do with keeping it real, mkay? spelling mmkay , 1997: Christina S. Beck, Partnership for Health [ : C: I want you to re:st (.) re:st (.) as much as you can do (.) is just re:st (.) hhh when >you go< home (.) >you tell< your husband you make dinner honey (.) hhh you take care of me (.) . . . I need >to set< down (.) I need >to rest< (.) : P: mmkay (.) : C: and get down< (.) watch your sodium (.) the salt= , 2004, Abbe Diaz, PX This [ well i used to have some skilled sticky fingers of my own back in the day so i know a shoplifted dress when i see one mmkay. , 2005, Catherine Delaney, The Rosameorns [ I looked back to him...mmkay brown hair dark eyes...high cheek bones that lucky monkey I wonder if he has some native American. , 2005, Jenny Colgan, Boy I Loved Before [ She was sitting perched on her desk, in that nonchalant, ‘mmkay?’ way teachers do when they’re trying to pretend they’re down with the kids. spelling mmmkay , 1999, “Its Easy, MMMKay.” [title, in soundtrack] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut , 2004, Victoria Schmitz, If It’s Not One Thing It’s the Other [ Let’s get all this straight. He took me to a place he hates to see if I like it. Mmmkay. , 2004, Stephanie Lehmann, Are You in the Mood [ He told her she could sleep in if she liked. “Mmmkay,” she said without opening her eyes, and he kissed her good-bye. spelling m’kay , 1999, Tom Bradley, Black Class Cur [ “I’ll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell anybody, not even the missus, m’kay?” “M’kay.” , 2003, Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan, The Digital Bits: Insider’s Guide to DVD [ But do keep in mind that this film [viz. South Park] is not for the faint of heart, and it ain’t for kids, m’kay? spelling mm-kay , 2000, Tom Bradley, Hustling the East [ She didn’t ask what that was supposed to mean, but tallied a while on her fingertips and obliged him. “Mm-kay, bye.” , 2005, Bill Eisele, Scrub Match [ “All I’m saying,” the Asian man said, “is it’s about time she got a whiff of her own breath. Mm-kay?” spelling mmm-kay , 2005: Michael Collins, Hot Lights, Cold Steel [ “Well, I’m going to take a picture of your arm and then this nice doctor is going to fix it for you, okay?” “Mmm-kay.”

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