dog my cats

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Interjection[edit]

dog my cats

  1. (idiomatic) used as a mild oath, or as an expression of astonishment
    "Why, dog my cats, they must a ben a house-full o' niggers in there every night for four weeks to a done all that work, Sister Phelps."Mark Twain, — Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", 1884
    I began to feel sorry for Hubby, dog my cats if I didn't."O. Henry, "The Four Million," 1906
    And standing on one leg beside the bath, like Slingsby, had whispered: "Ho, ho, ho! Dog my cats!" mysteriously, to bring luck.John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga, "Awakening", 1920
    Buffalo Bill Cody: Dog my cats " - to Annie Oakley, "Annie Oakley"', 1935
    Salesman: Well, dog my cats!" Preston Sturgis, "Christmas in July", 1940
    Ty Ty: "Well, dog my cats!" - to himself, "God's Little Acre"', 1958
    Joe Ross: Funny old world.
    Susan Ricci: Funny old world? Dog my cats!
    Joe Ross: Dog my cats indeed."David Mamet, "The Spanish Prisoner", 1997
    Marshall Ericsen: "Well dog my cats..." - to Robin Sherbatsky, "How I Met Your Mother"' 2010