gee

gee

1 [jee]
interjection
1.
(used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to turn to the right.)
verb (used without object), geed, geeing.
2.
to turn to the right.
verb (used with object), geed, geeing.
3.
to turn (something) to the right.
4.
to evade. Compare haw3.
Verb phrases
5.
gee up, (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to go faster.)

Origin:
1620–30; origin uncertain

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gee

2 [jee]
interjection Informal.
(used to express surprise, disappointment, enthusiasm, or simple emphasis): Gee, that's great! Gee, I can't remember the book's title.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; euphemism for Jesus

gee

3 [jee]
verb (used without object), geed, geeing. Informal.
to agree; get along.

Origin:
1690–1700; origin uncertain

gee

4 [jee]
noun Slang.
a sum of one thousand dollars: a fancy car costing twenty-five gees.
Compare G.


Origin:
1925–30; spelling of German, abbreviation for grand (a thousand dollars)

gee

5 [jee]
noun
a radio navigational system by which a fix can be obtained by comparing the pulse repetition rates of high-frequency ground waves from two separate stations.

Origin:
1940–45; orig. abbreviation for ground electronics engineering

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gee1 (dʒiː)
 
interj
1.  Also: gee up! an exclamation, as to a horse or draught animal, to encourage it to turn to the right, go on, or go faster
 
vb , gees, geeing, geed
2.  (usually foll by up) to move (an animal, esp a horse) ahead; urge on
3.  (foll by up) to encourage (someone) to greater effort or activity
 
n
4.  slang See gee-gee
 
[C17: origin uncertain]

gee2 (dʒiː)
 
interj
informal (US), (Canadian) Also: gee whizz a mild exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc
 
[C20: euphemism for Jesus]

Gee (dʒiː)
 
n
Maurice. born 1931, New Zealand novelist

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gee
exclamation of surprise, 1895, euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1885.
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gee definition

[dʒi]
  1. n.
    a portion of liquor, a gallon or a single drink. : You want another gee of this booze?
  2. exclam.
    Wow! (An abbreviation of Jesus!, although not always recognized as such. Usually Gee!) : Golly gee, do I have to?
  3. mod.
    gross; disgusting. (The initial letter of gross.) : Tiffany is acting way gee lately.

  4. Go to grand. :
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