ouns pl (plural only)
- (archaic, dialectal) Wounds, especially the wounds of Christ on the cross.
- 2009, Georgette Heyer, The Black Moth, →ISBN, page 119:
- Tare an' ouns, man! And is it meself that'll be caring what ye may or may not be?
- 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, page 1:
- For this, O dearly beloved, is the genuine Christine: body and soul and blood and ouns.
- 1831, Thomas Crofton Croker, Killarney Legends: Arranged as a Guide to the Lakes, page 173:
- Thunder an' tear an' ouns," said he
- 1826, O'Hara family pseud, Tales by the O'Hara family, page 2:
- Tundher-an-ouns, Sir, give it to us, or you'11 be afther stroking it into a wran at last, so you will.
Typically used as part of an interjection.