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[jee] /dʒi/
(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.
to turn to the right.
verb (used with object), geed, geeing.
to turn (something) to the right.
to evade.
Compare haw3 .
Verb phrases
gee up, (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to go faster.)
Origin of gee1
1620-30; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for gee up
Historical Examples
  • And he hooked one chain to the drag, and took his whip and said: "gee up there, Buck; gee up there, Star."

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • "gee up, Boxer—we'll wet its head at the Hibernian," said Crow.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • No sooner had he disappeared than the jackdaw flew up on the box, and called out, "gee up!"

  • And he gave the animal another cut, and then shouted to the trio, "gee up, my beauties!"

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • gee up, Neddy, aw'm feeard tha'll sooin have to luk aght for a new maister.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • "gee up, Dave," said Mac, and with a bound and a shriek our sleigh led the way towards the Klondike's unknown source.

    In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
  • Then he said "gee up there," and the old oxen started slowly walking across the field.

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • I urged Flora to "gee up," by suggesting that "five o'clock tea" was waiting for her on her arrival at Nearvices.

  • The boy worked industriously through the deepening dawn, giving an occasional "gee up, Rhody!"

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow
  • It so happened that just as he was turning a corner, and the little one was crying, "gee up," two strange men came towards him.

    Grimm's Fairy Stories Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
British Dictionary definitions for gee up


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
verb gees, geeing, geed
(usually foll by up) to move (an animal, esp a horse) ahead; urge on
(foll by up) to encourage (someone) to greater effort or activity
(slang) See gee-gee
Word Origin
C17: origin uncertain


(US & Canadian, informal) a mild exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc Also gee whizz
Word Origin
C20: euphemism for Jesus


Maurice. born 1931, New Zealand writer, noted for his trilogy of novels Plumb (1978), Meg (1981), and Sole Survivior (1983)
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Word Origin and History for gee up


exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gee up

gee 1


A fellow; man; guy: He was the mayor, and he was one smart gee

Related Terms

wrong gee

[1907+; abbreviation of guy]

gee 2


A gallon of liquor

[1940s+ Hoboes; abbreviation of gallon]

gee 3


  1. A thousand dollars; grand (1928+)
  2. Money (1940s+)

[abbreviation of grand]

gee 4


An exclamation of surprise, pleasure, sheepishness, etc; gee whiz

[1895+; a euphemism for Jesus]

gee 5


Disgusting; rebarbative; gross

[1970s+ Teenagers; abbreviation of gross]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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