[thuhn-duh-rey-shuh n]


an exclamation of surprise or petulance.

Origin of thunderation

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; thunder + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thunderation

Historical Examples of thunderation

  • Why, thunderation, you might as well be a day scholar for all the school life you get!

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • This is a thunderation nice kind of a night to have a celebration on!

  • Thunderation, hain't a chap 'sposed to have intentions when he hangs round a gal who has money like my Ann 'Liza!

    Tracy Park

    Mary Jane Holmes

  • Thunderation,” bawled Obadiah, shrilly, exploding with pent up aggravation.

  • Thunderation, Mr. Gregory, you ain't no idee how a feller can be handicapped by a timid wife an' a lot o' fool childern.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon