ouch etymology

English word ouch comes from English drum, English bass, English putt-putt, and later English bass drum (A large drum with a low pitch.)

Detailed word origin of ouch

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
drum English (eng) (ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.. (intransitive) To beat a drum.. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for.. To throb, as the heart. (AU, _, slang) A tip, a piece of information.. (architecture) Any of the cylindrical [...]
bass English (eng) (musical instrument) An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric bass or bass synthesiser.. A low spectrum of sound tones.. A male singer who sings in the bass range.. A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound, lower than the baritone and tenor.. The clef sign that indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a [...]
putt-putt English (eng) (golf) An informal form of golf, played with a putter on a short course featuring novelty obstacles.
bass drum English (eng) A large drum with a low pitch.
onomatopoeic English (eng) Having the property of onomatopoeia.. Of or relating to onomatopoeia.
autsch German (deu) Ouch (expression of one's own physical pain).
outch Pennsylvania German (pdc)
ouch English (eng) (slang) Expressing surprise at the high price of something.. A reply to an insult (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).. An expression in sympathy at another's pain.. An expression of disappointment.. An expression of one's own physical pain.

Words with the same origin as ouch

Descendants of drum
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