Definitions

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  • interj. Expressing surprise, wonder etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An interjection implying surprise, astonishment, or deprecation.
  • n. The burbot, Lota maculosa: so called in parts of British America and in Alaska.

Etymologies

From Scots losh. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brock Michalski took the biggest "losh" in the competition with a fish weighing 5.6 pounds.

    Sault Ste. Marie Evening News Homepage RSS

  • "Eh, losh Ed, mon," cried the doctor, loud enough for Jock to hear.

    The End of the Rainbow

  • And then, losh, I startit to laugh till the watter ran doon my cheeks, and the lassies was that mortified they wushed they had nae brocht me.

    Between You and Me

  • "Goody-losh!" cried the doctor, taken aback by his appearance --

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • Oh, dominie, you should hae heard him ladling it on to Lang Tammas, no by name but in sic a way that there was no mistaking wha he was preaching at, Sal! oh losh!

    The Little Minister

  • Losh, losh, Jess, to think 'at a woman could hae the michty assurance to mak a tool o' the very minister!

    A Window in Thrums

  • '' Deed, mum, and 'tis worth it, 'replied McIntosh, whose severe face was relaxed in a grimly pleasant manner;' but losh!

    Madame Midas

  • 'But, losh,' said I, 'he maun' a 'lat peep what he wanted the place for!'

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • 'Eh losh!' she cried, and put her wet apron to her eyes.

    Robert Falconer

  • "But, losh! they hae made a gentleman o 'ye a'ready!" he added, holding him at arms length, and regarding him with wonder and admiration.

    Sir Gibbie

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