zounds

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

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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