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gevalt

interjection

An exclamation of woe, distress, shock, etc: He breaks open a mezuzah, nothing inside, gevalt! but a piece of paper that says ''Made in Japan''

[1960s+; fr Yiddish, ''powers,'' hence an invocation of a higher force]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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