[ih-gad, ee-gad] /ɪˈgæd, iˈgæd/
(used as an expletive or mild oath):
Egad, I never thought of that!
(archaic) a mild oath or expression of surprise
1670s, I gad, a softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah.
[ee-gal] /ˈi gæl/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
- Egads switch
noun phrase [1950s+ Astronautics; chicken fr the sense ”coward”; egads an acronym for electronic ground automatic destruct sequencer and coincides with an archaic interjection of dismay] Related Terms chicken switch
noun 1. . noun, Astronomy. 1. a type of galaxy having the shape of a spheroid or ellipsoid, rather than a disk. elliptical galaxy (ĭ-lĭp’tĭ-kəl) The most common type of galaxy, ranging in shape from nearly spherical (classified as E0) to greatly elongated (classified as E7). Elliptical galaxies vary greatly in size and include some […]
[ey-ga-lee-tey] /eɪ ga liˈteɪ/ noun, French. 1. .