/ (lɔːks) /


British an expression of surprise or dismay

Word Origin for lawks

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!'

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