(used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)

1920–25, Americanism; euphemistic shortening of Jesus Unabridged
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1923, Amer.Eng., euphemistic corruption Jesus.
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Example sentences
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.
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