bejabbers

bejabbers

[bih-jab-erz]
interjection
1.
(used as a mild oath expressing astonishment, dismay, disbelief, or the like).
noun
2.
Informal. dickens; devil: The fighter's left uppercut knocked the bejabbers out of his opponent.
Also, bejabers [bih-jey-berz] .


Origin:
1815–25; alleged to be euphemistic alteration of by Jesus

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