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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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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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