exclamationarchaic or humorous
Expressing surprise or indignation: ‘Zounds,’ said the Admiral, ‘it goes on for ever.’
More example sentences
- Though confusingly three different and variously incompatible recordable DVD formats are created resulting in some unnecessary duplication of effort, zounds!
- Her faith - contrary to elite and popular belief about belief - is intelligent, exacting, and (zounds!) relevant.
late 16th century: contraction from (God)'s wounds (i.e. those of Christ on the Cross).
Definition of zounds in:
- The US English dictionary