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och

[okh]
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interjection Scot., Irish English.
  1. (used as an expression of surprise, disapproval, regret, etc.)

Origin of och

1520–30; < Scots Gaelic, Irish
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Examples from the Web for och

Historical Examples

  • "Och, that was only a notion that came into my head," John answered.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Och, he's mebbe only a wee bit out of sorts," John answered.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Och, what's three months when you're young," Uncle William replied.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Och, ma'am, I mind it well; but sure I thought it was a speck.

  • Och, it was there somewhere, but people were different from what they were in the ancient days.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne


British Dictionary definitions for och

och

interjection
  1. an expression of surprise, contempt, annoyance, impatience, or disagreement
sentence connector
  1. an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etcoch, I suppose so
Also called: ach
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