ochone [‘ch’ as in Scots ‘loch’ 2nd syllable as English ‘own’] interjection an exclamation of alarm, grief or sorrow: Oh my, if we but knew what Manchester had in store for us, the bus would have been put in reverse there and then. Ochone! Ochone! la15-. etymology: Scots Gaelic ochòin (also ochan) and Irish ochón, ‘oh! alas!’, Old Irish uchán; attested by JS