Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Especially among cockneys) expressing surprise, awe, or consternation: Lawks, girl, where’ve you sprung from?
More example sentences
- ‘Oh, lawks,’ said the First Acolyte, Pen of Truth poised in mid-air.
- Oh, lawks, but this could take me off anywhere.
- And with the buses and taxis blowing their horns… lawks.
Mid 18th century: alteration of lord.
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