Ouch meaning

ouch
Used to express sudden pain.
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Ouch is defined as a way to express pain.

When someone steps on a piece of glass, their exclamation is an example of ouch.

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Used to express sudden pain or displeasure.
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A setting for a precious stone.
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An expression of one's own physical pain.

Ouch! You stepped on my toe! That hurt!

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(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!

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A setting for a precious stone.
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(archaic) To ornament as with ouches.
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A reply to an insult (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).

Ouch. How could you say that?

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An expression of disappointment.

Ouch, I really wanted to do that.

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Alternative form of ouche.
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A clasp or brooch, especially one set with jewels.
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A clasp or buckle; specif., an ornament with a clasp, esp. when set with precious stones.
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An expression in sympathy at another's pain.

Ouch! Her sunburn looks awful.

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Origin of ouch

  • Middle English ouche from Anglo-Norman (une) ouche alteration of (une) nouch (a) brooch of Germanic origin ned- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant forms.

    From Wiktionary