Definitions

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  • interjection Expressing surprise, fear, etc.

Etymologies

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The earliest and most commonly known usage of this term is from the American cartoon Scooby Doo (), in which it was used regularly by one of the main characters, Norville "Shaggy" Rogers ().

Examples

  • Then there was the “no way he has another immunity idol” gaffe last week followed by the zoinks! when he produced it.

    Rocket Science : Bev Vincent

  • There was that one moment where he was like "whoa!", and I was like "huh?", and the ref was like "hmmmm", and McTavish was all "zoinks!", but it all turned out okay.

    DC United vs. Colorado recap and player guesses

  • On it was the usual dissing and hissing, all in good fun… but when Rozlyn comes out… zoinks.

    The Bachelor Scandal Girl Rozlyn - In Her Own World?

  • Perhaps they could next work their way through Henry Miller's back catalogue and replace every naughty word with 'zoinks!'

    Rude bits

  • Perhaps they could next work their way through Henry Miller's back catalogue and replace every naughty word with 'zoinks!'

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Now imagine drinking a fruit smoothie drink with this on the bottle, zoinks.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • Now imagine drinking a fruit smoothie drink with this on the bottle, zoinks.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • Now imagine drinking a fruit smoothie drink with this on the bottle, zoinks.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • Now imagine drinking a fruit smoothie drink with this on the bottle, zoinks.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • Now imagine drinking a fruit smoothie drink with this on the bottle, zoinks.

    Branded in the 80s!

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