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interjection

(an exclamation used to sympathize with someone else’s pain or dismay, or to express one’s own): Oof, that conversation must’ve been so awkward and hurtful!Oof, I've got tons of schoolwork to do this week.

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Sometimes ooof .

Origin of oof

First recorded in 1770–80; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for oof

oof
/ (uːf) /

noun

slang money

Derived forms of oof

oofy, adjective

Word Origin for oof

C19: from Yiddish ooftisch, from German auf dem Tische on the table (referring to gambling stakes)
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