(used as an exclamation or mild oath): Gosh, this bag is heavy!

1750–60; euphemistic alteration of God

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gosh (ɡɒʃ)
an exclamation of mild surprise or wonder
[C18: euphemistic for God, as in by gosh!]

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Word Origin & History

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