[ ouch ]
/ aʊtʃ /
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.
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Origin of ouch2
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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Examples from the Web for ouched
/ (aʊtʃ) /
an exclamation of sharp sudden pain
/ (aʊtʃ) /
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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1837, from Pennsylvania German outch, cry of pain, from German autsch. The Japanese word is itai. Latin used au, hau.
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