Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Owie \OU-ee\ , noun;
1. A pain; a minor injury; a small bruise, burn, etc.

This word is a United States colloquialism, specifically considered children's slang. It is based on ow which was first attested in 1834. I would guess that this word, or something similar, goes back much, much farther. Perhaps to the beginning of mankind.

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