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zounds

interjection

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as in gadzooks, egad

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The first known use of zounds was in 1592

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“Zounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/zounds. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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