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zooks

[zoo ks, zooks]
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  1. (used in exclamatory phrases as a mild oath.)

Origin of zooks

1625–35; short for gadzooks
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Examples from the Web for zooks

Historical Examples

  • Zooks, parson, you remember how he recommended the veather o' her to me.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

    Henry Fielding

  • "Zooks, my young miss," quoth Gay after the solace of a pinch of snuff.

    Madame Flirt

    Charles E. Pearce

  • And he put a clean handkerchief into every pocket, in case he sneezed in a hurry—for King Zooks was a lavish dresser.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks

  • King Zooks was the last to finish, for the dinner ended with ice-cream and he was fond of it.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks

  • King Zooks was fond of his wife and fond of his daughter, and when he was with them he did not look so fierce.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks