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gee-whiz

[jee-hwiz, -wiz] /ˈdʒiˈʰwɪz, -ˈwɪz/
adjective, Informal.
1.
arousing or characterized by surprise, wonder, or triumphant achievement:
a gee-whiz technology; a gee-whiz reaction to the sight of the Grand Canyon.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for geewhiz

gee-whiz

adjective
1.
(informal) impressive or amazing: gee-whiz special effects
Word Origin
C20: from gee²
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