Main definitions of ach in English

: ach1ACH2

ach1

exclamation

mainly Scottish
  • Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, pleasure, sympathy, and regret.

    • ‘ach well, win some lose some’

Pronunciation

ach

/äk/ /ɑk/ /äKH/ /ɑx/

Origin

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

Main definitions of ACH in English

: ach1ACH2

ACH2

abbreviation