- (used as an exclamation expressing sudden pain or dismay.)
Origin of ouch1
- a clasp, buckle, or brooch, especially one worn for ornament.
- the setting of a precious stone.
- to adorn with or as if with ouches.
Origin of ouch2
Examples from the Web for ouch
Contemporary Examples of ouch
Ouch: Here's one way to kick a guy while he's down: take away his Legion of Honor.Alber Elbaz Respects Talent; Duchess of Alba Wears A Bikini
The Daily Beast
August 28, 2012
The contents included a purple glass bong (ouch) and a gas mask.Can It Get Any Worse? New Pictures of Prince Harry Passed Out Emerge
August 24, 2012
I dropped the weight, and thought, ‘Ouch, that hurt a bunch,’ and went home for the day.A Stroke That Hits Young Women
July 28, 2010
Kat DeLunacy Me- ouch—she aimed for Whitney but landed somewhere between R. Kelly and Roseanne.15 Best and Worst Celebrity National Anthem Performances
The Daily Beast Video
July 1, 2009
Historical Examples of ouch
In the midst of the meal they were startled by the girl who, crying "Ouch!"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
"Ouch," Grunty howled, as his mother sent him sprawling once more.The Tale of Grunty Pig
Arthur Scott Bailey
Got a bit moren they bargained for, that time, said Pug exultantly, and then Ouch!Grapes of wrath
I don't know what the nation Graydon will think, or—— Ouch, my head!Motor Matt's Daring Rescue
Stanley R. Matthews
I believe if he could only fool us into thinking he was God, he could act like Him—ouch, Bella!Snow-Blind
Katharine Newlin Burt
- an exclamation of sharp sudden pain
- a brooch or clasp set with gems
- the setting of a gem
Word Origin for ouch
1837, from Pennsylvania German outch, cry of pain, from German autsch. The Japanese word is itai. Latin used au, hau.