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interjection Scot. and Irish English.
  1. ohone.
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or o·chone

interjection Scot. and Irish English.
  1. alas!
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Origin of ohone

1470–80; < Scots Gaelic ochan, Irish ochón; cf. och
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Examples from the Web for ochone

Historical Examples of ochone

  • From this day I have nothing to say that is better than Ochone!

    The Kiltartan Poetry Book

    Lady Gregory

  • Aree often used after ochone (alas) in Donegal and elsewhere.

  • But ochone he's now laid in his grave in the churchyard of Keel.

  • My boy is taken from me and turned agen me; and who is to take care of me in my old age after all I've done for him, ochone!

    O'Flaherty V. C.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • She sat on th' wall wid her head in her han's keenin' an' moanin': 'Ochone, ochone!'

British Dictionary definitions for ochone


  1. Scot and Irish an expression of sorrow or regret
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Word Origin for ochone

from Gaelic ochóin
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