Jesus Christ

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Jesus + Christ

Proper noun[edit]

Jesus Christ

  1. (Christianity) Jesus of Nazareth, a first century Jewish carpenter, held to be a prophet, teacher, and the Messiah, or Christ, in Christian, Muslim and Baha'i faiths.
    • 1681, Church of England, The book of common prayer
      Almighty God, give us the grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life (in which thy son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;)

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Noun[edit]

Jesus Christ (plural Jesus Christs)

  1. (by extension) A saviour; one who provides critical help or salvation to others in need.

Interjection[edit]

Jesus Christ

  1. An expletive or oath, whose use is considered blasphemous by most Christians. Usually an expression of surprise, shock, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some variations of this usage include Jiminy Cricket, jeepers creepers or other variations that begin with the letters J C. These are often considered acceptable substitutions for people who are trying not to swear, but have already started the first consonant sound. See Tom Sawyer, by Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), for more examples.