1. an interjection Oh!;
  2. added to words when calling out; yu ken singaut “bos o”, tasol em i no inap harim yu yet you can sing out for the boss but he won’t hear you;
  3. (an extra word added to songs, especially work songs, to make the rhythm smoother);
  4. or; i gat gavana o nogat? do they have a governor or not? mipela i sot o no gat mani we are short of or without money; trausis bilong ol meri o man? are they men’s or women’s trousers?
  5. or not (at the end of a sentence, short for o nogat); meri bilong yu i gat wankain tingting olsem yu tu o? does your wife think the same as you or not?