Gadzooks

[ gad-zooks ]
/ ˌgædˈzuks /

interjection Archaic.

(used as a mild oath.)

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Origin of Gadzooks

1645–55; perhaps representing God's hooks (i.e., the nails of Christ's Cross); cf. Gad
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British Dictionary definitions for Gadzooks

gadzooks
/ (ɡædˈzuːks) /

interjection

archaic a mild oath

Word Origin for gadzooks

C17: perhaps from God's hooks (the nails of the cross); see Gad 1
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