jeez
also geez interjection Etymology: euphemism for Jesus Date: 1923 — used as a mild oath or introductory expletive (as to express surprise)

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  • jeez — [ dʒiz ] or jeez Lou|ise [ ,dʒiz lu iz ] interjection SPOKEN used when you are very surprised or angry about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jeez — UK [dʒiːz] / US [dʒɪz] or jeez Louise UK [ˌdʒiːz luːˈiːz] / US [ˌdʒɪz luˈɪz] interjection spoken American used when you are very surprised or angry about something …   English dictionary

  • jeez — /jeez/, interj. (used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.) [1920 25, Amer.; euphemistic shortening of Jesus] * * * …   Universalium

  • jeez — [dʒi:z] interjection informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Jesus] used to express feelings such as surprise, anger, annoyance etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jeez — also jeeze, 1922, Amer.Eng., euphemistic corruption JESUS (Cf. Jesus) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jeez — [jēz] interj. [euphemism for JESUS2] used variously to express surprise, anger, annoyance, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Jeez — [[t]ʤi͟ːz[/t]] also Jees EXCLAM Some people say Jeez when they are shocked or surprised about something, or to introduce a remark or response. Jeez is short for Jesus . This use could cause offence. [INFORMAL] Jeez, I wish they d tell us what the …   English dictionary

  • jeez — interjection a) Exclamation of fright, incredibility, shock, surprise or anger. b) Jeez, that was one helluva week …   Wiktionary

  • jeez — /dʒiz/ (say jeez) interjection Colloquial (an exclamation expressing surprise, admiration, etc.) Also, geez, jees. {variant of Jesus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jeez! — exclamation a less offensive form of Jesus, originally American, but now heard elsewhere …   Contemporary slang

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