Meaning of gadzooks in English:

gadzooks

Pronunciation /ɡadˈzuːks/

See synonyms for gadzooks

exclamation

archaic
  • An exclamation of surprise or annoyance.

    ‘What's so bizarre about members of the public, shock horror, enjoying a film with a storyline that can be followed on gadzooks! - one viewing without having to buy the accompanying crib notes?’
    • ‘Older people have more time, more money, and now - gadzooks!’

Origin

Late 17th century alteration of God's hooks, i.e. the nails by which Christ was fastened to the cross; see Gad.