1. a clasp, buckle, or brooch, especially one worn for ornament.
  2. the setting of a precious stone.

verb (used with object)

  1. to adorn with or as if with ouches.


  1. an exclamation of sharp sudden pain

noun archaic

  1. a brooch or clasp set with gems
  2. the setting of a gem

1837, from Pennsylvania German outch, cry of pain, from German autsch. The Japanese word is itai. Latin used au, hau.

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