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(used to express surprise or excitement.)
Historical Examples

Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 148, January 6th, 1915 Various
Stories By English Authors: London Various
Passing of the Third Floor Back Jerome K. Jerome
The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
The Uttermost Farthing R. Austin Freeman
Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison

(Brit, slang) an exclamation of surprise or annoyance
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