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jeez

[jeez] /dʒiz/
interjection
1.
(used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; euphemistic shortening of Jesus
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Examples from the web for jeez
  • jeez, even physicists are having to learn quantum possibilities.
  • jeez, there are some dangerously ignorant people out there.
  • jeez, you would think it was their money, they are mere bankers.
  • jeez, all this food for thought is making me hungry.
Word Origin and History for jeez

Jeez

also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption Jesus.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jeez

Jeez

interjection

(also jeez or Jeeze or jeeze or Jees or jees or jeezy-peezy or Jeezy-peezy) An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc; jeepers creepers

[entry form 1923+, jeeze 1920+, jees 1931+, jeezy-peezy 1942+; fr Jesus]


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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