from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- interjection Used as a mild or ironic oath.
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- interjection archaic An expression of surprise, shock etc.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In addition, they considered the surprising success of Mr. Marmaduke Fennel's eighteenth-century story, For Love of a Lady, as compared with the more moderate sales of Miss Elspeth Lancaster's In Scarlet Sidon, that candid romance of the brothel; deducing therefrom that the "gadzooks" and "by'r lady" type of reading-matter was ready to revive in vogue.
Isn't the lady writing, not in her original Bangla (red lines again!) or Bengali (better!) but – gadzooks – in English?
The Mail On Sunday might be a sewer of sleaze and disreputable journalism, but gadzooks, it does have its uses sometimes..
This afternoon, two local Union 76/Conoco Phillips (gadzooks, these mergers make for long names) gas stations in my Los Angeles neighborhood posted the number I recently anticipated would be the price this summer: full serve 91-Octane (premium) gasoline: $4.99/gallon.
The TZs are pronounced like the terminal ds in the word dads or like the dz in gadzooks.
World's Best Tzatziki Sauce Recipe - Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce Kalyn Denny 2007
Hopefully by now you will be aware of my colleague Travis - gadzooks, he is Timothy Claypole, and he seems to have inherited some of his magical powers.
Archive 2005-10-01 Kerron Cross 2005
And thy chiefest accomplishment is taking snuff with a bel air, patching, painting, powdering like a woman, and squeaking like an eunuch, gadzooks.
"Have you, good master [gramercies, gadzooks, etc., according to taste], a couple of sugar figures in Spanish dress, each draped in a cloak?"
From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
A meal at the club, and gadzooks but his stomach was in arms!
A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago Ben Hecht 1929
My engaging friend here has -- an I mistake not -- a passport ready for me in the pocket of his sable-hued coat, and as we are hoping effectually to spit one another over there ... gadzooks! but there's the specific purpose ....
The Elusive Pimpernel Emmuska Orczy Orczy 1906