bejesus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Reduced form of by Jesus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bejesus

  1. Expressing surprise, annoyance, dismay, or anger.
    • 1949, James T. Farrell, The Road Between, Vanguard Press, page 25:
      The young stinker and smeller dug in his pocket, pulled something out, and, bejesus, the young stinker and smeller was giving him something.

Noun[edit]

bejesus (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) Used for emphasis, similar to crap, shit or wits.
    The bear scared the bejesus out of us.
    He said you confused the bejesus out of him
    This old lady just completely slapped the bejesus out of him.
    That screaming, flaming skull in the closet totally scared the bejesus out of me!

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