- I know a place on earth we can go, if you guys can - oof!
- Well you see he has some issues with some guy and we have some and - oof!
- She closed her eyes, trying to make it all go away and force herself awake, when she ran straight into a soft something that went oof!
Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the mid 19th century.
noun[mass noun] informal
Late 19th century: from Yiddish oyf 'on', tish 'table', i.e. 'on the table' (referring to money in gambling).
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