strewth

honestly, expletive showing frustration. Expanded upon by J Witherow as follows "Strewth is an expletive and also slang for honestly. But it's my understanding that it's derived from the old phrase 'God's Truth'. Which, when run together, is ... s'truth!" Makes sense! (I agree)

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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  • strewth — /strooth/ interjection An oath (from God s truth) * * * strewth UK [struːθ] US [struθ] interjection british old fashioned used for expressing surprise, or for emphasizing what you have to say Strewth, I’m hungry! Thesaurus: old fashioned… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strewth — [stru:θ] interjection BrE AusE old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: God s truth] used to express surprise, annoyance etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strewth — interjection A mild oath expressing surprise or generally adding emphasis. Strewth! I guess Ive been too trigger happy! …   Wiktionary

  • strewth — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) honestly, expletive showing frustration. Expanded upon by J Witherow as follows Strewth is an expletive and also slang for honestly. But it s my understanding that it s derived from the old phrase God s Truth . Which,… …   English dialects glossary

  • strewth — UK [struːθ] / US [struθ] interjection British old fashioned used for expressing surprise, or for emphasizing what you have to say Strewth, I m hungry! …   English dictionary

  • strewth! — Australian English It s the truth! An exclamation, often of surprise …   English dialects glossary

  • strewth — interj. (British and Australian) exclamation expressing surprise or dismay or annoyance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strewth — (also struth) exclamation Brit. informal used to express surprise or dismay. Origin C19: contr. of God s truth …   English new terms dictionary

  • strewth — interjection BrE and AustrE used to express surprise, annoyance etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strewth! — Exclam. An exclamation of surprise, annoyance or frustration. Derived from God s truth. Also spelt struth. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

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