gee-whiz
adjective Date: 1934 1. designed to arouse wonder or excitement or to amplify the merits or significance of something especially by the use of clever or sensational language <
play-by-play specialists who wallow in gee-whiz banality — Jack Gould
>
2. marked by spectacular or astonishing qualities or achievement <
gee-whiz technology
>
3. characterized by wide-eyed enthusiasm, excitement, and wonder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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