- zounds c.1600, oath of surprise or anger, altered from (by) God's wounds!
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Zounds — ounds, interj. [Contracted from God s wounds.] An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
zounds — [zoundz] interj. [altered < the oath (by) God s wounds] Archaic used to express surprise or anger: a mild oath … English World dictionary
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Zounds — An expression used to convey amazement or wonder. Similar to Wow! Often used by Pinkey of Pinkey and the Brain. Zounds, Brain! That s brilliant! … Dictionary of american slang
zounds — interjection Etymology: euphemism for God s wounds Date: 1592 used as a mild oath … New Collegiate Dictionary
zounds — /zowndz/, interj. Archaic. (used as a mild oath.) [1590 1600; var. of SWOUNDS] * * * … Universalium
zounds — interjection /zuːndz,zaʊndz/ Expressing anger, surprise, assertion etc … Wiktionary
zounds — mild oath Forthright s Forsoothery … Phrontistery dictionary
zounds — zaÊŠndz interj. damn!; to heck with it! … English contemporary dictionary
zounds — [zaʊndz] exclamation archaic or humorous expressing surprise or indignation. Origin C16: contr. from (God) s wounds … English new terms dictionary