\ˈgäsh, ˈgȯsh\

Definition of gosh 

used as a mild oath or to express surprise

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Oh my gosh, that weird eyebrow trend, [feather brows], where people are parting their brows in the middle is so crazy. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Aly & AJ on Their Post-Disney Beauty Routines and Go-To Drugstore Mascaras," 16 Aug. 2017 Gosh, all these questions...) *** HOUSES OF THE MONTH: Several homes of music icons are currently on the market. The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Housing in Cleveland's Gateway District has rich history," 31 July 2017 Location: 17th and Wazee streets in downtown Denver Registration fee: $46/adults from March 1-11; $50/adults on race day; $30/youth 17 and under, seniors (60 plus) Website: rotg.org Oh my gosh. Erica Boniface, The Know, "The best Colorado road races and fun runs of 2017," 4 Mar. 2017 Wes Anderson's films are riveting, but their legacy can also be attributed to that fact that each one looks so gosh darn beautiful. Carlye Wisel, ELLE Decor, "Wish You Could Live In A Wes Anderson Movie? Here's How," 13 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of gosh

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gosh

euphemism for God

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gosh-awful

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The first known use of gosh was in 1757

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English Language Learners Definition of gosh

—used to express surprise or mild anger

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