Definition of gadzooks in English:

gadzooks

Line breaks: gad|zooks
Pronunciation: /ɡadˈzuːks
 
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exclamation

archaic
An exclamation of surprise or annoyance.
More example sentences
  • What's so bizarre about members of the public, shock horror, enjoying a film with a storyline that can be followed on gadzooks! - one viewing without having to buy the accompanying crib notes?
  • Older people have more time, more money, and now - gadzooks!

Origin

late 17th century: alteration of God's hooks, i.e. the nails by which Christ was fastened to the cross; see gad2.

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