zounds

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interjection \ˈzau̇n(d)z, ˈzün(d)z, ˈzwau̇n(d)z, ˈzwün(d)z\

Definition of zounds

  1. —used as a mild oath

Origin and Etymology of zounds

euphemism for God's wounds


First Known Use: 1592

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