ouch

1
[ ouch ]
/ aʊtʃ /

interjection

(used as an exclamation expressing sudden pain or dismay.)

Origin of ouch

1
1830–40, Americanism; < German autsch

Definition for ouch (2 of 2)

ouch2
[ ouch ]
/ aʊtʃ /
Archaic.

noun

a clasp, buckle, or brooch, especially one worn for ornament.
the setting of a precious stone.

verb (used with object)

to adorn with or as if with ouches.

Origin of ouch

2
1325–75; Middle English ouche (noun), for nouche (the phrase a nouche taken as an ouche; cf. apron) < Old French noscheGermanic
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British Dictionary definitions for ouch (1 of 2)

ouch1
/ (aʊtʃ) /

interjection

an exclamation of sharp sudden pain

British Dictionary definitions for ouch (2 of 2)

ouch2
/ (aʊtʃ) /

noun archaic

a brooch or clasp set with gems
the setting of a gem

Word Origin for ouch

C15 an ouch, mistaken division of C14 a nouche, from Old French nouche, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German nusca buckle
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