gadsbud

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin, either a contraction of God’s blood, or of God’s body

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gadsbud

  1. (obsolete) An expression of surprise, shock, pleasure etc.
    • 1775, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Duenna, Scene VII:
      Don Jer. Gadsbud, and a great fortune! Ferdinand, you are a prudent young rogue, and I forgive you: and, ifecks, you are a pretty little damsel. Give your father-in-law a kiss, you smiling rogue!

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