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gee whiz

noun, Informal.
gee2 .
1880-85, Americanism; apparently euphemistic alteration of Jesus, with final syllable replaced by whiz1 Unabridged
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gee whiz

  1. Enthusiastic; very much impressed; youthfully optimistic: With a very gee-whiz kid, you're not talking about a very long period/ Finch's willed naivete´ frequently leads to gee-whiz insights (1980s+)
  2. Very impressive, esp in a gaudy way: a windowless conference room that felt gee-whiz, a little Big Brother, filled with television sets (1990s+)

(also Gee whiz, gee whillikins, gee willikers) An exclamation of approval, surprise, mild disapproval, emphasis, etc; gosh: But gee willikers, he does arithmetic like lightning (main entry 1885+; others somewhat earlier)

noun phrase

An armed pickpocket

[1950s+ Underworld; fr gee, ''gun,'' and whiz, ''pickpocket'']

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

gee whiz

An expression of surprise, dismay, or enthusiasm. For example, Gee whiz, Dad, I thought you'd let me borrow the car, or Gee whiz, they finally won the Series! This term is thought to be a euphemism for “Jesus Christ.” [ ; 1870s ]
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