for cryin' out loud

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Interjection[edit]

for cryin' out loud

  1. Eye dialect spelling of for crying out loud.
    • 1940, Richard John Dinsmore, "Hoss" Doctor, page 302:
      "For cryin' out loud!" from Hamilton. "Look Doc, that damned calf is still alive."
    • 1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
      ‘I knew yeh weren’t gettin’ yer letters but I never thought yeh wouldn’t even know abou’ Hogwarts, fer cryin’ out loud!’
    • 1999, Tom Hanley, Flyboys, page 25:
      Then, why not pray to the trees, for cryin' out loud, and next, the dumb birds?