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[ahkh] /ɑx/
interjection, German.
alas; oh.


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  • We can well believe that such a heavy roll made poor Anna Winslow's head "ach and itch like anything."

  • ach, my good friend, you did not reach Asheville last night?

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • "ach, yes, dot iss der vay mit dem army offichers," sighed Carl.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • "ach, no," said he humbly; for he could not look upon my face and hold his anger.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Germany's in a bad way—ach Gott, don't ask me any more, give me something to stop my pain!

    Combed Out Fritz August Voigt
  • "ach, Frulein, please do not leave us—and the fire," he added; for Dorothy had risen.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • ach, Heney states, was desirous of not being known as party to the negotiations.

  • "ach, no," chimed in husband and wife together as soon as they understood.

    Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • ach, if you were only in my country, we could settle this in the only way.

    The Major Ralph Connor
  • ach, it's just that you like to be out, out all the time that makes you so contrary, I guess.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
British Dictionary definitions for ach


(Scot) an expression of surprise, impatience, disgust, etc Also och
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Word Origin and History for ach

aspirated form of ah; in English often used to represent German or Celtic speech.

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ach in Medicine

Ach abbr.

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