Great Scott

a euphemistic interjection or oath, usually expressing surprise, amazement, or the like.
[1880-85; Scott, euphemism for GOD]

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  • Great Scott! — Titre original Great Scott! Genre Série humoristique Créateur(s) Michael Curtis Greg Malins Production Tom Gammil Max Pross Tony Palermo (3 épisodes en 1992) Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • great\ Scott — • great guns • great Godfrey • great Scott interj. informal A saying usually used to show surprise or anger. Great Godfrey! Uncle Willie is sitting on top of the flagpole! Great guns! the lion is out of his cage. Great Scott! Who stole my watch? …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • Great Scott! — An exclamation of surprise • • • Main Entry: ↑great * * * expressing surprise or amazement Origin: arbitrary euphemism for Great God! …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Great Scott! —    Many exclamatory expressions have evolved with time, but no one knows where or when most of them arose. In the case of Great Scott, however, there are some leads that word detectives have followed, but in most instances with questionable… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • great scott — ˈ ̷ ̷ˈskät interjection Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: from the name Scott; euphemism for great God a mild oath * * * a euphemistic interjection or oath, usually expressing surprise, amazement, or the like. [1880 85; Scott, euphemism for …   Useful english dictionary

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