egad
or egads interjection Etymology: probably euphemism for oh God Date: 1673 — used as a mild oath

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Egad — E*gad , interj. [Euphemistic corruption of the oath, by God. ] An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egad — 1670s, I gad, a softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah …   Etymology dictionary

  • egad — [ē gad′] interj. [prob. < oh God] Archaic used as a softened or euphemistic oath …   English World dictionary

  • egad — /i gad , ee gad /, interj. (used as an expletive or mild oath): Egad, I never thought of that! Also, egads /i gadz , ee gadz /. [1665 75; euphemistic alter. of oh God!] * * * …   Universalium

  • EGAD — Excise Goods Accompanying Documents Excise Goods Accompanying Documents (EGAD) Regulations 2002. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • Egad! — int Interjection of surprise. Egad! I didn t expect a clown at my birthday party! 1670s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • egad — someone who is a bigot based on ethnic, gender, age, or demographic in other words, a safe way to call anyone a bigot, since it covers most root causes for bigotry What an egad! He/she just eliminated every candidate who s black, Latino, gay,… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • egad — someone who is a bigot based on ethnic, gender, age, or demographic in other words, a safe way to call anyone a bigot, since it covers most root causes for bigotry What an egad! He/she just eliminated every candidate who s black, Latino, gay,… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • egad — /iˈgæd/ (say ee gad) interjection (an expletive or mild oath): egad, that s true. {alteration of A God oh God!} …   Australian English dictionary

  • egad — interjection a mild exclamation of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration …   Wiktionary

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