\ i-ˈgad How to pronounce egad (audio) \
variants: or egads \ i-​ˈgadz How to pronounce egad (audio) \

Definition of egad

used as a mild oath

Examples of egad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s the kind of moderate, difference-splitting division of power that frustrates radicals of all stripes and demands — egad — compromise for government to get anything done. Star Tribune, "Oust Trump. Disappoint the left. Just right.," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of egad

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for egad

probably euphemism for oh God

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“Egad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egad. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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