O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ouch]
    • /aʊtʃ/
    • /aʊtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ouch]
    • /aʊtʃ/

Definitions of ouch word

  • noun ouch a clasp, buckle, or brooch, especially one worn for ornament. 1
  • noun ouch the setting of a precious stone. 1
  • verb with object ouch to adorn with or as if with ouches. 1
  • noun ouch Used to express pain. 1
  • interjection ouch expressing sudden pain 1
  • exclamation ouch 'Ouch!' is used in writing to represent the noise that people make when they suddenly feel pain. 0

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Origin of ouch

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
1830-40, Americanism; < German autsch

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Parts of speech for Ouch


ouch popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for ouch

noun ouch

  • pain — physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
  • cry — When you cry, tears come from your eyes, usually because you are unhappy or hurt.
  • darn — If you darn something knitted or made of cloth, you mend a hole in it by sewing stitches across the hole and then weaving stitches in and out of them.
  • displeasure — dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance.
  • oops — Used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology.

verb ouch

  • contused — Simple past tense and past participle of contuse.
  • contuse — to injure (the body) without breaking the skin; bruise
  • wound — the act of winding.
  • open up — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.

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