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Jesus H. Christ

interjection
1.
Sometimes Offensive. (used as an expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; the H probably < IHS or IHC, Greek abbreviation for Jesus, in which the H (the capital Gk letter eta) is reinterpreted as the English letter H
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Jesus H Christ

interjection

An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc; jeepers creepers

[1840s+; the intrusive H may reflect IHC, fr Greek IHSOUS, ''Jesus Christ,'' found by 950 and still embroidered on vestments of the Church of England, or it may be an infix for oral emphasis]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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