- 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
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
- an exclamation of sharp sudden pain
- a brooch or clasp set with gems
- the setting of a gem
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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Word Origin and History for ouched
1837, from Pennsylvania German outch, cry of pain, from German autsch. The Japanese word is itai. Latin used au, hau.
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