- a clasp, buckle, or brooch, especially one worn for ornament.
- the setting of a precious stone.
verb (used with object)
- to adorn with or as if with ouches.
- an exclamation of sharp sudden pain
- a brooch or clasp set with gems
- 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.