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noun \ˈau̇ch\

Definition of ouch

  1. 1 obsolete :  clasp, brooch

  2. 2a :  a setting for a precious stone thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold — Exodus 28:11 (King James Version)b :  jewel, ornament; especially :  a buckle or brooch set with precious stones your brooches, pearls, and ouches — William Shakespeare

Origin and Etymology of ouch

Middle English, alteration (from misdivision of a nouche) of nouche, from Anglo-French nusche, nouche, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German nusca clasp


First Known Use: 14th century


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ouch

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Definition of ouch

  1. —used especially to express sudden pain

Origin and Etymology of ouch

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1838


OUCH Defined for English Language Learners


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ouch

interjection

Definition of ouch for English Language Learners

  • —used to express sudden pain


OUCH Defined for Kids

ouch

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interjection \ˈau̇ch\

Definition of ouch for Students

  1. —used especially to express sudden pain



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