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Used to express sudden pain or displeasure.
1. A setting for a precious stone.
2. A clasp or brooch, especially one set with jewels.
[Middle English ouche, from Anglo-Norman (une) ouche, alteration of (une) nouch, (a) brooch, of Germanic origin; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]
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an exclamation of sharp sudden pain
1. (Jewellery) a brooch or clasp set with gems
2. (Jewellery) the setting of a gem
[C15 an ouch, mistaken division of C14 a nouche, from Old French nouche, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German nusca buckle]
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(used to express sudden pain or dismay.)
[1830–40, Amer.; < German autsch]
a. a clasp, buckle, or brooch for holding a garment together.
b. an ornamental brooch set with gems.
2. the setting of a precious stone.
[1325–75; Middle English ouche, for nouche < Old French nosche < Frankish]
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auau dauff da
ouch[aʊtʃ] EXCL → ¡ay!
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ouch[ˈaʊtʃ] excl → aïe!
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interj → autsch
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ouch[aʊtʃ] excl → ohi!, ahi!
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int. ay!; [exclamación de dolor]
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