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jiminy

[jim-uh-nee] /ˈdʒɪm ə ni/
interjection
1.
(a mild exclamation of surprise, emotion, or awe.)
Also, jimminy.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; perhaps alteration of Latin Jēsu Domine Lord Jesus!
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Contemporary definitions for jiminy
interjection

an exclamation of surprise

Word Origin

alter. of Gemini

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Word Origin and History for jiminy

exclamation of surprise, 1803, a disguised oath, perhaps for Jesu Domine "Jesus Lord." Extended form jiminy cricket is attested from 1848 and suggests Jesus Christ (cf. also Jiminy Christmas, 1890).

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