ouch definition

  • interjection:
    • Used to show unexpected discomfort or displeasure.
    • a manifestation of one's very own real pain.
    • a manifestation in sympathy at another's pain.
    • A reply to an insult (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).
    • An expression of dissatisfaction.
    • Expressing shock on high cost of some thing.
  • noun:
    • A setting for a precious stone.
    • A brooch or buckle set with jewels.
    • Obsolete A clasp; a brooch.
    • alternate form of ouche.
    • A socket or bezel holding a precious stone; ergo, a jewel or ornament worn on the person.
    • An ornament or jewel of the nature of a brooch or clasp; any jewel or ornament; specifically, a clasp used for a cope in place of the agraffe. Its use in the English Old Testament seems to be restricted to ‘setting,’ or ‘socket.’ Also owche.
    • The blow provided by a boar's tusk.
    • A tumor or boil regarding epidermis; a carbuncle.
  • others:
    • An exclamation expressing discomfort, as when you're suddenly injured, as by hook burn, a prick of a pin, etc.

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