/ (lɔːks) /

  1. British an expression of surprise or dismay

Origin of lawks

C18: variant of Lord!, probably influenced in form by alack

Words Nearby lawks

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How to use lawks in a sentence

  • Charles, who had run up to the nursery during dinner to say so, remarked with a prefatory "lawks" that wonders would never cease.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) | Mary Cholmondeley
  • In return to which Miss Corke could find nothing better to say than 'lawks!'

    An American Girl in London | Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • The mother died a few days afterwards; the child is our Harry; and I came to ask you—but, good lawks!