zounds

interjection
\ ˈzau̇n(d)z How to pronounce zounds (audio) , ˈzün(d)z How to pronounce zounds (audio) , ˈzwau̇n(d)z How to pronounce zounds (audio) , ˈzwün(d)z \

Definition of zounds

used as a mild oath

First Known Use of zounds

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zounds

euphemism for God's wounds

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“Zounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zounds. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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