Ouch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ouch ouch A socket or bezel holding a precious stone; hence, a jewel or ornament worn on the person. "A precious stone in a rich ouche .""Your brooches, pearls, and ouches ."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ouch 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.
    • n ouch The blow given by a boar's tusk.
    • n ouch A tumor or boil on the skin; a carbuncle.
    • ouch An exclamation expressing pain, as when one is suddenly hurt, as by a slight burn, a prick of a pin, etc.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ouch owch a jewel or ornament, esp. one in the form of a clasp: the socket of a precious stone.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ouch, nouche, a nouch, being taken for an ouch,: cf. Adder), fr. OF. nusche, nosche, nousche, buckle, clasp, LL. nusca, fr. OHG. nusca, nuscha,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. nouche, nosche, from Teut., cf. Old High Ger. nusca, a clasp.

Usage

In literature:

I put my finger in, to feel it, and said OUCH!
"The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories" by Mark Twain
I was warm and soft and naked; so he says 'Ouch!
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I wish she had left her golden chains and ouches into the bargain.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
I would not have believed that ouch a change could come over me.
"The Sea-Witch" by Maturin Murray
I was warm and soft and naked; so he says 'Ouch!
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 1." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I put my finger in, to feel it, and said OUCH!
"Eve's Diary, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You shall eat of it, and the one who says, 'Ouch!
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
Ouch, my back feels as if it was broken.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
The mild-mannered sister of Ouch!
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
Chouhede, one of the councillors of the general, was at Ouche, charged with keeping order among the Mahometans there.
"De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars" by Thomas De Quincey
They were often called "ouches," and were usually of jewelled gold.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Fitz experimented here and there, not pressing very hard; and he always could make the major say ouch, for the one spot.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Ouch, you little devil, get off my foot.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
Anyway, I yelled 'Ouch!
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Laura uttered a little exclamation and seemed about to protest when Billie pinched her arm and made her say "ouch" instead.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
Yet as a means of approaching Ouche, Aticum, Saint-Evroul, even the road seems too modern.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
Ouch, I've got two already.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Ekeinos anthropoktonos en ap' arches, kai en te aletheia ouch hesteken.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Ouch ... no, he has no literature in him, thought Tonio Kroeger.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
But when we slaughtered them they hollered ouch.
"Domesday Book" by Edgar Lee Masters
***

In poetry:

Ouch! Say, but my feet must be tender—
But then a man should understand,
When he feels of the water, remember,
That his feet ain't as tough as his hand.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon
What ho! she bumps! My wish avails me not,
My work is coarse and Mame is onto me;
So am I never Johnny-on-the-spot
When any wooden Siwash ought to be.
Thus I get busy working up a grouch
Whenever heartless Mame harpoons me - ouch!
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

From a City Roof, a Crop Well Worth the Occasional Ouch.
A portion of the unreleased track 'Ouch' has hit the web.
Pink announces her new album - but OUCH.
It Looks Like This, OUCH.
Learn cool facts about the body in Operation Ouch.
Trampoline Fails - ha ha and ouch.
This video of trampoline fails, will make you smile and say ouch too.
Dean ' Ouch ' I get a call early this morning.
And don't take our word for it: Ouch , ouch , ouch , ouch and ouch .
I can't help but say " OUCH .".
A portion of the unreleased track ' Ouch ' has hit the web.
Super Bowl's Musical Ouch .
Hit Ctrl Alt Design at Ouch My Eye.
We're Going Streaki- OUCH .
On the couch with the Oct-o- Ouch .
***