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Popularised by the character Mork (played by Robin Williams) on the American television sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978).
- (slang) An excited utterance used to convey disappointment, particularly as a euphemism for shit.
2005 December 29, Cody, Diablo, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper, Gotham, ISBN 9781592401826, OL 8866384M, page 26:
- I spent the next frantic seconds (felt like a year, actually) trying to disentangle myself from the pole while the crowd and the contestants guffawed. Shazbot!
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:shazbot.