Lawks vs Laws - What's the difference?

lawks | laws |


As an interjection lawks

is lord! (especially as an expression of surprise).

As a noun laws is

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lawks

English

Alternative forms

* Lawk * lauk

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • Lord! (especially as an expression of surprise)
  • * 1850 , , La Vendée :
  • "Lawks ! how uncomfortable," said the cook. "And M. Henri, was he wet too?"
  • * 1988 , :
  • "Your civic pride does you credit," said Hwel. "And now, please, leave the cart. I'm sure you've got some wood to gather. Lawks ."

    Usage notes

    This is a stereotypical utterance of a Cockney house-servant in literature, particularly 19th-century and early 20th-century literature, but by the end of the 20th century its use had become primarily ironic outside of historical fiction.

    Synonyms

    * Lord, lordy * dear Lord

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    laws

    English

    Noun

    (head)
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