Gosh meaning

gŏsh
Used to express surprise, wonder, etc.: orig. a euphemism for God.
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Used to express mild surprise or delight.
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(euphemistic) A mild expression of surprise or enthusiasm as to be put in place of “God”, particularly in fear of saying the Lord’s name in vain.

Gosh, I didn’t realize I’d cause so much trouble!

Gosh I’d love to go to that concert!

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Gosh is defined as an expression of wonder used when someone is mildly surprised.

An example of gosh is what someone would say if a butterfly were to land on a flower in front of them.

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Origin of gosh

  • Alteration of God

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

  • Euphemism (minced oath) for God. First seen in 1757 as by gosh, probably from by gosse in Udall's Ralph Roister Doister (circa 1553).

    From Wiktionary