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  • interjection idiomatic, dated, euphemistic You gods! Used to express surprise or incredulity.

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Seventeenth-century British variant of oh my God, probably intended to avoid blasphemy.

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  • This is the favourite exclamation of one of the characters in The Music Man. Zaneeta Shinn, perhaps?

    April 15, 2010