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egad

[ih-gad, ee-gad]
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interjection
  1. (used as an expletive or mild oath): Egad, I never thought of that!
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Also e·gads [ih-gadz, ee-gadz] /ɪˈgædz, iˈgædz/.

Origin of egad

First recorded in 1665–75; euphemistic alteration of oh God!
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Related Words

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British Dictionary definitions for egads

egad

interjection
  1. archaic a mild oath or expression of surprise
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Word Origin

C17: probably variant of Ah God!
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Word Origin and History for egads

egad

1670s, I gad, a softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah.

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