- (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
"Och, that was only a notion that came into my head," John answered.
"Och, he's mebbe only a wee bit out of sorts," John answered.
"Och, what's three months when you're young," Uncle William replied.
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
- an expression of surprise, contempt, annoyance, impatience, or disagreement
- an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etcoch, I suppose so
Also called: ach
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