Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express mild fear or surprise.

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  • interjection humorous, slang Expressing fear.
  • interjection humorous, slang Expressing empathy with unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

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  • You know, like "ouch," "oh my god," "uh oh," that type of thing.

    February 3, 2008

  • Clean swear word.

    March 5, 2018