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[gosh] /gɒʃ/

(used as an exclamation or mild oath):
Gosh, this bag is heavy!
an exclamation of mild surprise or wonder

1757, altered pronunciation of God. Probably from by gosse (mid-16c.).


A mild exclamation of pleasure, disbelief, surprise, etc: Gosh but I’m tickled, Reverend

[1757+; a euphemism for God]


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