Gadzooks meaning

gădzo͝oks
(archaic) An expression of surprise, shock etc.
interjection
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Used as a mild or ironic oath.
interjection
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(archaic) Used as a mild oath.
interjection
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Origin of gadzooks

  • Perhaps alteration of God's hooks the nails of the crucifixion of Jesus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Contraction of God’s hooks, with reference to the nails of the crucifixion of Jesus.

    From Wiktionary