Definition of zounds in English:


Syllabification: zounds
Pronunciation: /zoundz


archaic or • humorous
  • Expressing surprise or indignation.
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    • 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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