- (used as an expletive or mild oath): Egad, I never thought of that!
Origin of egad
Related Words for egadexclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh
Examples from the Web for egad
Contemporary Examples of egad
Egad, I thought, has Schnittman now lost faith in the promise of a vast galactic universe of content?Don't Write Off Books
April 7, 2009
Historical Examples of egad
Egad, there is more fall than rise, and it is anything but gentle.'
This post I held until I grew out of it, when I withdrew from town, but egad!
Fly, my sweetest, move those dainty feet of thine, for egad!
Egad, I forget what you said to me, or whether you said anything.The Macdermots of Ballycloran
"Egad, I scarcely fancy trusting you," said he, half peevishly.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
- archaic a mild oath or expression of surprise
Word Origin for egad
Word Origin and History for egad
1670s, I gad, a softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah.