[ ih-gad, ee-gad ]
/ ɪˈgæd, iˈgæd /
(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!
Words nearby egad
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British Dictionary definitions for egads
/ (ɪˈɡæd, iːˈɡæd) /
archaic a mild oath or expression of surprise
Word Origin for egad
C17: probably variant of Ah God!
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