This person is about to say ouch!
Ouch is defined as a way to express pain.
When someone steps on a piece of glass, their exclamation is an example of ouch.
used to express sudden pain
- a clasp or buckle; specif., an ornament with a clasp, esp. when set with precious stones
- a setting for a precious stone
Origin of ouchfrom Middle English (a n)ouche from Old French nousche from Frankish an unverified form nuskja, brooch, akin to Old High German nusca, a clasp from Indo-European base an unverified form ned-, to twist together from source net
Archaic to ornament as with ouches
Used to express sudden pain or displeasure.
- A setting for a precious stone.
- A clasp or brooch, especially one set with jewels.
Origin of ouchMiddle English ouche from Anglo-Norman (une) ouche alteration of (une) nouch (a) brooch of Germanic origin ; see ned- in Indo-European roots.
amethyst and diamond brooch
- An expression of one's own physical pain.
- Ouch! You stepped on my toe! That hurt!
- An expression in sympathy at another's pain.
- Ouch! Her sunburn looks awful.
- A reply to an insult (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).
- Ouch. How could you say that?
- An expression of disappointment.
- Ouch, I really wanted to do that.
- (slang, Australia, New Zealand, UK) Expressing surprise at the high price of something.
- Ouch, one hundred thousand dollars for a car! I could never afford that!
- Alternative form of ouche.
- Jackson heard Elisabeth say, "Ouch. Oh no, I cut myself."
- Ouch. You have to feel for the girl, after confessing that in all of her relationships she was the "dumpee," to have it happen again in front of millions has got to be beyond humiliating and hurtful.
- You can get Jagged Teeth, Goliath, Scarecrow, Zabos, Risen-Dead, Griffin, Harpie, Ouch, and more.
- Ouch. Kind of mean to say, given that before the show, no one knew who Heigl was.
- Any time the dog's teeth come in contact with your skin, yelp or say no or ouch.