Green’s Dictionary of Slang

damnation bow-wows n.

also deminition bow-wows, demnition..., infernal..., demnition bow-bows, dingnation bow-wows, terminal bow-wows
[apparently coined by Charles Dickens in Nicholas Nickleby (1838–9)]

[late 19C+] a euph. for SE hell.

In exclamations