interjection Scot., Irish English.
(used as an expression of surprise, disapproval, regret, etc.)
Origin of och
1520–30; < Scots Gaelic, Irish
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for och
Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for och
an expression of surprise, contempt, annoyance, impatience, or disagreement
an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etcoch, I suppose so
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