(noun, interjection)


1. An expression of one's own physical pain.

- Ouch! You stepped on my toe! That hurt!

2. An expression in sympathy at another's pain.

- Ouch! Her sunburn looks awful.

3. A reply to an insult (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).

- Ouch. How could you say that?

4. An expression of disappointment.

- Ouch, I really wanted to do that.

5. (slang) Expressing surprise at the high price of something.

- Ouch, one hundred thousand dollars for a car! I could never afford that!


1. Alternative form of ouche