- British an expression of surprise or dismay
C18: variant of Lord!, probably influenced in form by alack
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Examples from the Web for lawks
In return to which Miss Corke could find nothing better to say than 'Lawks!'
Charles, who had run up to the nursery during dinner to say so, remarked with a prefatory "Lawks" that wonders would never cease.