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an expression of surprise or dismay
Word Origin
C19: alteration of God's truth
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  • When it came nearer there was a shout, "strewth, it's a Jerry plane."

  • Cyril heard "strewth," and "biggest draw you ever, so help me!"

  • And if yer wants a bit of bread yer awsks for pain, strewth!

    "Contemptible" "Casualty"
  • If you bloomin bearers goes cartin me into the way o stoppin another one—strewth, Ill come back an aunt yer.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable

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