4. Greek Immigrants Helped to Spread the Word

The term Okey-Dokey was a student slang that started around 1932. The Greeks who emigrated into America had picked up a few slang words and US mannerisms. A favorite was Okey-Dokey, which they used quite a bit. People started to call Greek students β€œokay-boys”.

O.K. is a Worldwide Americanism