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Etymology 1Edit

Natural exclamation [from 17th c.].[1]

Alternatively, a borrowing from Pennsylvania German outch (cry of pain) [from 1837?], from German autsch, of ultimately onomatopoeic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊtʃ
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InterjectionEdit

ouch

  1. An expression of one's own physical pain.
    Ouch! You stepped on my toe! That hurt!
  2. An expression in sympathy at another's pain.
    Ouch! Her sunburn looks awful.
  3. A reply to an insult (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).
    Ouch. How could you say that?
  4. An expression of disappointment.
    Ouch, I really wanted to do that.
  5. (slang) 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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Etymology 2Edit

Variant forms.

NounEdit

ouch (plural ouches)

  1. Alternative form of ouche

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ouch

  1. interjection expressing a sharp pain: ouch!

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