1. An exclamatory interjection roughly equivalent to 'by God', 'goodness gracious', 'for goodness' sake'.
- 1905 That's the trouble -- it was too easy for you -- you got reckless -- thought you could turn me inside out, and chuck me in the gutter like an empty purse. But, by gad, that ain't playing fair: that's dodging the rules of the game. — Edith Wharton, House of Mirth.
1. an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
Definition categories: state
2. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
Similar word(s): spur