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verb (used with object)
  1. to adorn with or as if with ouches.

Origin of ouch

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 ouched


  1. an exclamation of sharp sudden pain


noun archaic
  1. a brooch or clasp set with gems
  2. 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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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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