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ouch

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[ ouch ]
/ aʊtʃ /
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interjection
(used as an exclamation expressing sudden pain or dismay.)
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Origin of ouch

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1830–40, Americanism;<German autsch

Other definitions 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

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1325–75; Middle English ouche (noun), for nouche (the phrase a nouche taken as an ouche;cf. apron) <Old French nosche ≪ Germanic
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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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