variants or egads
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, 7 Nov. 2020

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Word History


probably euphemism for oh God

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egad was in 1673

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“Egad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


used as a mild oath

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