Origin of zounds
Examples from the Web for zounds
Zounds, madam, if you are resolved to be a drooping little figure till you die, you might at least do it in another street.The Little White Bird|J. M. Barrie
"Zounds, I should think not," answered the triumphant governor.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Heres a hot day towards: but zounds, this is the life out of which a soldier sucks sweetness!
Zounds, a man near six feet high, and three flasks of burgundy in his head, is worth laying a trap for.A Bold Stroke for a Husband|Hannah Cowley
Zounds, why does the creature strut about with its toes so far apart?The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for zounds
swounds (zwaʊndz, zaʊndz)
Word Origin for zounds
Word Origin and History for zounds
c.1600, oath of surprise or anger, altered from (by) God's wounds!