On google it says it means Wò cǎo, hold grass. On my translation app it means grip the grass! I know this term means like an expression of surprise, and similar to the curse word f*ck, but I’m not exactly sure.

For example in this passage: 守灵的李七婶心里直叫:握草,听说过诈尸,没成想,今儿真遇上了!

What does it mean, how would I translate this passage? Please give me some clarification on this term!🙏

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握草,in that context as you suggested, is a curse word like "f*ck", "damn". There are couple of more variants of it such as 我草,我靠,我操.

握草 can be a way to get around the censorship of rude words in web posts.

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