zounds

zounds

 (zoundz)
interj.
Used to express anger, surprise, or indignation.

[Shortening and alteration of God's wounds!]

zounds

(zaʊndz) or

swounds

interj
archaic a mild oath indicating surprise, indignation, etc
[C16: euphemistic shortening of God's wounds]

zounds

(zaʊndz)

interj.
Archaic. (used as a mild oath.)
[1590–1600; variant of 'swounds, for God's wounds]
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Why, zounds," cries Western, "who could have thought it?
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Christ on Parade in Zounds, Pus Zone talks Slayer, Gang Green and Negative FX.
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Additionally, Ken has served as vice president of operations for American Optical Services/Exela Hearing Services; vice president, Operations and Human Resources for Zounds, Inc.
It's not often these days you find people exclaiming egad, zounds or odds bodkins.
Claire was sent out to Zounds Hearing Center of Braintree, which evaluated Claire and granted her wish by providing a special hearing aid.
The sort of jokes people use when taking the mickey out of Shakespeare, zounds, forsooth and merrily and all that stuff.
Dynaudio Sound Music CD--Feeling Music (27000 60050 Zounds Music).
The carnivalesque and comic dimensions of the scene are made still more explicit in the Quarto where, after Cade's question ("What of Kent,") and Saye's answer ("Nothing, but Bona terra"), the rebels are puzzled by this unknown language: Cade: "Bonum terum, zounds what's that"--Dicke: "He speaks French"--Will: "No tis Dutch"--Nicke: "No tis Outalian, I know it well enough.
They peak about May when they are at their freshest green and quilted-leaf varieties, such as hosta zounds, glow from their golden colouring.
Gad this my Reputation touches Twas my best ware my L d Zounds twas my Dutchesse Who never yet was by foul Gamester leap't, And so uncom[m]on, by the Lord shee's kept.