owie

noun
ow·ie | \ˈau̇-ē \
plural owies

Definition of owie 

US, informal

: a usually minor injury (such as a bruise or a scratch) used by or for children or in imitation of children's speech Preschoolers are often fascinated by minor cuts and scrapes, and like to make a big deal out of them. … they love to regale friends, relatives, neighbors, and teachers with the story of their owie.— Carol Sjostrom MillerDefensive end Alex Brown, who suffered a mild shoulder injury, wandered over to the crowd around Tillman and offered his medical insights."Are you going to ask him about how he got knocked out?" Brown asked the reporters. Tillman responded by making fun of Brown's shoulder owie.— John Mullin

First Known Use of owie

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for owie

ow + -ie

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