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(Brit) an expression of surprise or dismay
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C18: variant of Lord!, probably influenced in form by alack
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  • In return to which Miss Corke could find nothing better to say than 'lawks!'

    An American Girl in London Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Charles, who had run up to the nursery during dinner to say so, remarked with a prefatory "lawks" that wonders would never cease.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) Mary Cholmondeley

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