gadzooks

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interjection, often capitalized gad·zooks \gad-ˈzüks, -ˈzu̇ks\

Definition of gadzooks

archaic

  1. —used as a mild oath

Origin and Etymology of gadzooks

perhaps from God's hooks, the nails of the Crucifixion


First Known Use: 1694

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