Definition of ough in English:

ough

exclamation

rare
  • In early use: used in imitation of a sound denoting various sentiments, some also expressed by och, oh, ooh, etc. In later use specifically as an exclamation expressing disgust.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cooper (c1517–1594), theologian and bishop of Winchester. Imitative.

Pronunciation

ough

/ʊ(x)//ʊf//uːx/