[ thuhn-duh-rey-shuhn ]

  1. an exclamation of surprise or petulance.

Origin of thunderation

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; thunder + -ation

Words Nearby thunderation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use thunderation in a sentence

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

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

    Gretchen | Mary J. Holmes
  • Why, thunderation, you might as well be a day scholar for all the school life you get!

    Center Rush Rowland | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Why in thunderation did I ever leave the office without my portable instrument?