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strewth

interjection
  1. an expression of surprise or dismay
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Word Origin

C19: alteration of God's truth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for strewth

Historical Examples

  • When it came nearer there was a shout, "Strewth, it's a Jerry plane."

    500 of the Best Cockney War Stories

    Various

  • Cyril heard "Strewth," and "biggest draw you ever, so help me!"

  • And if yer wants a bit of bread yer awsks for pain, strewth!

    "Contemptible"

    "Casualty"

  • If you bloomin bearers goes cartin me into the way o stoppin another one—strewth, Ill come back an aunt yer.

    Grapes of wrath

    Boyd Cable