- 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 ouches
Historical Examples of ouches
“And what riches he hath goeth in velvet and ouches,” (jewellery) said the Archbishop, with his cold, sarcastic smile.The White Rose of Langley
Emily Sarah Holt
Think of the snuffers and spoons and ouches, and bolts and rings and staves, all of pure gold.
They stopped a little distance away and began their booming about friendship and ouches.A Martian Odyssey
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Whenever the cold water struck a sore spot there were gasps and ouches.The Rich Little Poor Boy
- 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.