One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expressing surprise, incredulity, or exasperation.
damn, damnation, blast, hell, heck, gordon bennettView synonyms
- ‘Gordon Bennett! That plonker is a bit of a mucky pup.’
- ‘Gordon Bennett, it's cold in England today!’
1890s: probably an alteration of gorblimey, after James Gordon Bennett (1841–1918), American publisher and sports sponsor.
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