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[gosh] /gɒʃ/
(used as an exclamation or mild oath):
Gosh, this bag is heavy!
Origin of gosh
1750-60; euphemistic alteration of God Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gosh
  • gosh, imagine how much coal would be worth on that planet.
  • gosh, perhaps they should use sterile coffee filters instead.
  • gosh, every day your calculations and results change radically.
  • My gosh, that's why they've got such a huge upswing.
  • gosh dude, if ever the saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder holds true, it is with your selections.
  • But gosh, especially this year, there hasn't been that player.
British Dictionary definitions for gosh


an exclamation of mild surprise or wonder
Word Origin
C18: euphemistic for God, as in by gosh!
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Word Origin and History for gosh

1757, altered pronunciation of God. Probably from by gosse (mid-16c.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for gosh



A mild exclamation of pleasure, disbelief, surprise, etc: Gosh but I'm tickled, Reverend

[1757+; a euphemism for God]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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