- (used as an exclamation or mild oath): Gosh, this bag is heavy!
Origin of gosh
First recorded in 1750–60; euphemistic alteration of God
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Examples from the Web for gosh
I thought: gosh, he really has grown, although he still seems young.Justin Bieber's Abs Cannot Save Him
September 10, 2014
Gosh, if I could bring back anyone else—it would take all day!How I Write: Jane Goodall
April 9, 2014
“Oh my gosh, you have no idea, it was terrifying,” she says.‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication
December 5, 2013
“Gosh, it was on Oscar night,” said Patridge, star of the MTV reality series The Hills.‘The Bling Ring’ Case Revealed: The Stars’ Grand-Jury Testimony
June 11, 2013
Once the show was done shooting they said, “Oh my gosh, I hope we get a second season cause that was so much fun.”Ryan Lochte Tells All: Sex, Swimming, Dating, Drinking, and Dieting
April 18, 2013
Gosh, I got to laffin' so I had to git right out of the cort house.
Gosh, I jist fooled him out of his two dollars slicker 'n a whistle.
"Gosh, I could have broken that to you twenty-five years ago," said Ernest.The Forbidden Trail
Gosh, Mr. Van Pelt, you'd think it'd take a cannon for something like that.The Day of the Boomer Dukes
"Gosh, you sure made a footprint there," he said wonderingly.The Stutterer
- an exclamation of mild surprise or wonder
C18: euphemistic for God, as in by gosh!
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Word Origin and History for gosh
1757, altered pronunciation of God. Probably from by gosse (mid-16c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper