/ (lɔːks) /
British an expression of surprise or dismay
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Word Origin for lawks
C18: variant of Lord!, probably influenced in form by alack
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Example sentences from the Web for lawks
In return to which Miss Corke could find nothing better to say than 'Lawks!'An American Girl in London|Sara Jeannette Duncan
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