One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express surprise or dismay.
- ‘The newspapers in Australia use slang words and phrases like ‘strewth’ and ‘that's a crock’ in their editorials.’
- ‘He's maybe just gone down the wrong road, and, God strewth, we've all done that from time to time.’
- ‘Forget ‘strewth ‘and ‘fuller than a seaside dunny on Boxing Day‘.’
Late 19th century: contraction of God's truth.
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