ˈgäsh How to pronounce gosh (audio)
used as a mild oath or to express surprise

Examples of gosh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And oh my gosh, traveling with kids adds just such a joy to it. USA TODAY, 7 Mar. 2024 Oh my gosh, the actors I was nominated alongside, also. Selome Hailu, Variety, 8 Jan. 2024 Looking ahead to 2024’s release calendar does not inspire the same amount of confidence, but there will always be things to watch and stream — and some of those things might even be good, gosh darn it. James Grebey, Vulture, 5 Jan. 2024 Congratulations to you both, gosh this is so beautiful yay yay YAY! Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2023 And, gosh, imagine if this is what our late-night shows had been telling us all along. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2023 Grimes later returned to Musk’s Twitter (oh my gosh, so sorry, X) to share that things were now hunky dory. Vulture, 11 Sep. 2023 My gosh what a privilege to be someone’s home, mama, comfort. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 20 June 2023 But really, oh my gosh, what a cavalcade of gorgeousness. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 10 June 2022

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Word History


euphemism for God

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gosh was in 1757

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“Gosh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gosh. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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