- skip - Brewer’s

Great Scott or Scot!

A mitigated form of oath. The initial letter of the German Gott is changed into Sc.

“‘Great Scott! … Beg pardon!ʹ ejaculated Silas, astounded.”—A. C. Gunter: Baron Montez, book iv. chap. xix.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Great Dauphin
Great Elector (The)
Great Go
Great Harry (The)
Great Head
Great Men
Great Men (Wives of)
Great Mogul
Great Mother
Great Perhaps (The)
Great Scott or Scot!
Great Sea (The)
Great Unknown (The)
Great Unwashed (The)
Great Wits Jump
Great Wits to Madness nearly are Allied. (Pope.)
Greatest
Greatheart (Mr.)
Greaves (Sir Launcelot)
Grebenski Cossacks
Grecian Bend (The)