exclamationarchaic or humorous
Expressing surprise or indignation.
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 Jesus Christ on the Cross).
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