Noun Ach Definition and Examples







Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, pleasure, sympathy, and regret.
  1. 'That's what caused your Daddy, ach God bless him, to beg at the end.'
  2. 'I've realised that quite a few of my friends are youngest children, I think somehow it produces some kind of… ach, I don't know.'
  3. 'One had to laugh last year when a Scottish golf magazine that shall remain nameless - ach, let's call it Bunkered for the sake of argument - ran a competition asking readers to vote for what they reckoned was the best course in the nation.'
((n.) Alt. of Ache)

Late 15th century: from Scottish Gaelic, Dutch, and German; ultimately imitative. Compare with ah.

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