egad

[ih-gad, ee-gad]
interjection
(used as an expletive or mild oath): Egad, I never thought of that!
Also, egads [ih-gadz, ee-gadz] .


Origin:
1665–75; euphemistic alteration of oh God!

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egad (ɪˈɡæd, iːˈɡæd)
 
interj
archaic a mild oath or expression of surprise
 
[C17: probably variant of Ah God!]

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egad
1673, softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah.
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Example sentences
Egad, his system might actually become a revolution, sinking millions of careers of dinosaurs.
Egad, ma'am he has a pretty wit, and is a pretty poet too.
Egad, the gadabouts have been at it again-expanding their social horizons.
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