from The Century Dictionary.

  • By God; egad: a minced oath.


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  • ‘Oh! ecod, you had better ask father that,’ said Jonas.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • You bullied him so, and in the front of his regiment, too, that it was almost past bearing; and when he deplored, with tears in his eyes, almost, the little humbug! that his relationship prevented him calling you out, ecod, I believed him!

    The Newcomes 2006

  • ‘And pretty smooth, too, ecod!’ said Jonas, glancing round the table.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • ‘You made me bear your pretty humours once, and ecod I’ll make you bear mine now.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • Jonas looked hard at his waistcoat and jewels; and said ‘Rather, ecod!’

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • Then ecod your worship must not tell the story of Ould

    She Stoops to Conquer 2004

  • That's none of my business; he's my landlord, and so a man, you know, would not -- But -- ecod, he's no better than -- Sir, my humble service to you.

    The Beaux-Stratagem George Farquhar

  • "By gum, but you be a rare un, ecod!" he cried, slapping his leg.

    Peregrine's Progress Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • "O ecod -- a hell-fire rogue -- a very lousy, scurvy dog as shall be carted and whipped and set in Sir Richard's new pillory!"

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • He’ll be for giving you his company; and, ecod, if you mind him, he’ll persuade you that his mother was an alderman, and his aunt a justice of peace.

    Act the First 1909


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  • Ecod, and when I’m of age, I’ll be no bastard, I promise you. I have been thinking of Bet Bouncer and the miller’s grey mare to begin with.

    Goldsmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007