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[ih-gad, ee-gad] /ɪˈgæd, iˈgæd/

(used as an expletive or mild oath):
Egad, I never thought of that!
/ɪˈɡæd; iːˈɡæd/
(archaic) a mild oath or expression of surprise

1670s, I gad, a softened oath, second element God, first uncertain; perhaps it represents exclamation ah.


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