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[jee-perz] /ˈdʒi pərz/
(used as a mild exclamation of surprise or emotion.)
Also, jeepers creepers
[kree-perz] /ˈkri pərz/ (Show IPA)
Origin of jeepers
1925-30, Americanism; euphemistic alteration of Jesus Unabridged
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Examples from the web for jeepers
  • But by jeepers there is a lot of unforgivable dreck on the nation's reading lists.
  • jeepers, my high school biology book had a pretty good set of examples.
British Dictionary definitions for jeepers


/ˈdʒiːpəz ˈkriːpəz/
(US & Canadian, slang) a mild exclamation of surprise
Word Origin
C20: euphemism for Jesus
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Word Origin and History for jeepers

1900, American English, euphemistic alteration of Jesus.

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

Jeepers Creepers


An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc: Jeepers Creepers, another busted leg!

[1929+; a euphemism for Jesus Christ]

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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