American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used as a mild exclamation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise, etc.
- From By God. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of oh God. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I never heard any one not in a book say "egad" before, so I saw something really out of the way was indeed up.”
“The "egad" did the whole business: Mrs. Cat was as much in love with him now as ever she had been; and, gathering up all her energies, she said, "It is dreadful hot too, I think;" and with this she made a curtsey.”
“egad' before, so I saw something really out of the way was indeed up.”
“Yeah, because if some high school drop-out, chronic alcoholic, or (egad) conservative-values espousing candidate ran, we'd all ignore those "personality traits" and pretend none of them have to do with the job of running a huge city.”
“Fregosi batted .233 in 1½ seasons at Shea Stadium, while Ryan, egad, is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.”
“I'd been wanting to read it for years, and when I mentioned this on ontdcreepy, I was told it could be read online - so of course I sit down and read half the whole thing (me: "egad! manga can be read online for free? what a brave new world we live in!").”
“And yet, 76 million pounds of pesticides are applied residentially (not counting our schools and ... egad, hospitals) each year.”
“Wasn't one trigger happy cowboy enough for this country ... egad. matt in austin”
“Sarah Palin a person who talks about herself in the third person ... egad.”
“If she is not reigned soon in at some point she might even sugest we are endowed by our "Creator" with rights. egad”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘egad’.
Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
a couple words
I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
From Notre Dame de Paris by good ole Victor Hugo. (Also called The Hunchback of Notre Dame.)
The Last Good Words Left
from Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer, Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's School for Scandal ...
Looking for tweets for egad.