\ ˈzu̇ks How to pronounce zooks (audio) \

Definition of zooks

archaic
used as a mild oath

First Known Use of zooks

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zooks

probably short for gadzooks (despite its later attestation)

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“Zooks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zooks. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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