Definitions For Ouch

Etymology 1

Uncertain. Some sources say the interjection is attested since 1838{{R:MWO}} (and specifically in American English) and derives ultimately from {{der, en, de, autsch}},{{R:Dictionary.com}}{{R:OED}} () perhaps specifically via {{der, en, pdc, outch, , cry of pain}}, as early attestations of the interjection are from Pennsylvania. However, others say the interjection is a "mere"{{R:Century 1911}} or "natural" exclamation attested since the mid 1600s,{{R:Lexico}} and the 1933 OED cites one instance of a verb "ouch" in 1654, "Sancho Pancas Runs Ouching round the mountaine like a ranck-Asse".1654, Gayton, Pleas. Notes IV. ii. 176, "But harke Sancho Pancas Runs Ouching round the mountaine like a ranck-Asse, Braying for's Company.

Pronunciation

/ˈaʊtʃ/ {{rhymes, en, aʊtʃ}} (audio stream unavailable)

Interjection

{{en-interj}} An expression of one's own physical pain. : Ouch! You stepped on my toe! That hurt! An expression in sympathy at another's pain. : Ouch! Her sunburn looks awful. A reply to an insult seen as savage (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking). : Ouch. How could you say that? An expression of disappointment. : Ouch, I really wanted to do that. (slang) Expressing surprise at the high price of something. : ''Ouch, one hundred thousand dollars for a car! I could never afford that!

Synonyms

in all of the above senses ow, owie, youch, yow, yowch

Translations

Afrikaans: eina Arabic: حِلْيَة : Hijazi Arabic: أي (ay), أح (aḥ), آخ (āḵ) Armenian: ախ, վախ Bikol Central: aray Breton: aiou Bulgarian: ох Catalan: au Cherokee: ᎠᏲ (ayo, sc=Cher) Chinese: : Mandarin: 哎喲, sc=Hani, 哎哟, tr=āiyō, sc=Hani, 哎呀, tr=āiyā, sc=Hani Czech: au Danish: av Deg Xinag: Aiiau de Dutch: au Esperanto: aj, uj Finnish: ai, au, auts, auh, alt=auh!, aijai, auh French: aïe, ouille German: au, aua, autsch Ghotuo: ouxh a Greek: αχ, ωχ Hebrew: אח Hungarian: jaj Ido: aye Indonesian: aduh Italian: ahi, ahia Japanese: 痛い, tr=itai, いて (ite), いてて (itete) Kimaragang: odoi Korean: 아야 Lakota: yúŋ Latin: au Malay: : Jawi: ادوه, sc=Arab : Rumi: aduh Maori: taukahore Navajo: ayáo, ayáh Norwegian: au Ojibwe: iyoo Pashto: وخ (wax), وئ (wëy) Persian: آخ, tr=âx, sc=fa-Arab, آی, tr=ây, sc=fa-Arab Polish: ała, au, auć Portuguese: ai, au Romanian: ai, au, ah, vai, aoleu Russian: ой, ай, ох, а́уч {{qualifier, neologism}} Serbo-Croatian: au, auć, joj, jao Spanish: ay, uy Swedish: aj Tagalog: aray, aruy, aguy, ay Tamil: ஐயோ Telugu: అభా, sc=Telu Thai: อุ๊ย, tr=úi, อุ๊ยตาย (úi-dtaai), โอ๊ย, tr=ói Uokha: ouxh Vietnamese: úi da, ai da, ui da, đau Yup'ik: akekataki Finnish: auts, auh, oi voi, oijoi, voi voi French: aïe Greek: αχ Malay: : Jawi: ادوه, sc=Arab / ادوي, sc=Arab / وادوه, sc=Arab : Rumi: aduh / adoi / waduh Norwegian: au da, uff da Pashto: وخ (wax), وئ (wëy) Swedish: aj, aj aj aj, aj då Ahirani: Ay, aÿe Finnish: auts, auh French: aïe Malay: : Jawi: ادوه, sc=Arab / ادوي, sc=Arab / وادوه, sc=Arab : Rumi: aduh / adoi / waduh Pashto: وخ (wax), وئ (wëy) Swedish: aj

Etymology 2

Variant forms.

Noun

{{en-noun, es}} Alternate form of ouche

Anagrams

Chou, Chūō, chou

Is Ouch a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
9
Words with Friends
10

The word Ouch is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

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