Definition of lawks in English:

lawks

exclamation

dated
  • (especially among cockneys) expressing surprise, awe, or consternation:

    ‘Lawks, girl, where've you sprung from?’
    • ‘‘Oh, lawks,’ said the First Acolyte, Pen of Truth poised in mid-air.’
    • ‘Oh, lawks, but this could take me off anywhere.’
    • ‘Although I would never actually utter any of these words, to me it seems as though my conversation is peppered with lawks and lumme and strike a light.’
    • ‘And with the buses and taxis blowing their horns… lawks.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: alteration of lord.

Pronunciation

lawks

/lɔːks/