[zoo ks, zooks]
- (used in exclamatory phrases as a mild oath.)
Origin of zooks
1625–35; short for gadzooks
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Examples from the Web for zooks
Zooks, parson, you remember how he recommended the veather o' her to me.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
"Zooks, my young miss," quoth Gay after the solace of a pinch of snuff.Madame Flirt
Charles E. Pearce
And he put a clean handkerchief into every pocket, in case he sneezed in a hurry—for King Zooks was a lavish dresser.
King Zooks was the last to finish, for the dinner ended with ice-cream and he was fond of it.
King Zooks was fond of his wife and fond of his daughter, and when he was with them he did not look so fierce.