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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Definitions for 'sblood

  1. Obsolete. a euphemistic shortening of God’s blood, used as an oath.

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Citations for 'sblood
'Sblood, but you will not heare me, / If ever I did dreame of such a matter, abhorre me. William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Othello, 1622
Hold, hold! Zounds, he'll raise up a kennel of devils, I / think, anon—Good my lord, entreate for me—'Sblood, / I am never able to endure these torments. Christopher Marlowe, The Tragicall History of Dr. Faustus, 1604
Origin of 'sblood
1590-1600
'Sblood entered English in the late 1500s and is a euphemistic shortening of the interjection God's blood.