gee

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A shortening of Jesus, perhaps as in the oath by Jesus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

gee

  1. (somewhat dated) A general exclamation of surprise or frustration.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wow
    Gee, I didn't know that!
    Gee, this is swell fun!
    • 1935, Jane Murfin; Sam Mintz; Allan Scott (screenplay), Roberta, RKO Pictures:
      Stephanie (Irene Dunne): Oh, yes. I like the English. And the Americans, too! / John Kent (Randolph Scott): Gee, that's swell. I'm an American! / Stephanie: Gee, that's swe–, I mean, I thought so.
Usage notes[edit]

Gee is generally considered somewhat dated or juvenile. It is often used for ironic effect, with the speaker putting on an air of youthful innocence.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gee (third-person singular simple present gees, present participle geeing, simple past and past participle geed)

  1. (intransitive) Of a horse, pack animal, etc.: to move forward; go faster; or turn in a direction away from the driver, typically to the right.
    This horse won’t gee when I tell him to.
  2. (intransitive) To cause an animal to move in this way.
    You may need to walk up to the front of the pack and physically gee the lead dog.
  3. (UK, dialect, obsolete) To agree; to harmonize.
    • 1968, Rex Stout, The Father Hunt:
      I did use a few of the items, in Elinor's handwriting, to check the writing on the letter that was in the box with the money. It geed.
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Noun[edit]

gee (plural gees)

  1. A gee-gee, a horse.

Interjection[edit]

gee

  1. A command to a horse, pack animal, etc., which may variously mean “move forward”, “go faster”, or “turn to the right”.
    Mush, huskies. Now, gee! Gee!

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English ge, from Latin ge (the name of the letter G).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gee (plural gees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.
    One branch of English society drops its initial aitches, and another branch ignores its terminal gees.
  2. (slang) Abbreviation of grand; a thousand dollars.
    ten gees
  3. (physics) Abbreviation of gravity; the unit of acceleration equal to that exerted by gravity at the earth's surface.
    • 1949 July, St. Clair, Margaret, “Sacred Martian Pig”, in Startling Stories, page 92:
      I've more muscle than you, and I'm used to greater gee, being from earth.
    • 1987, Clancy, Tom, Patriot Games, page 449:
      So if you fire the Phoenix inside that radius, he just can't evade it. The missile can pull more gees than any pilot can.
  4. (US, slang) A guy.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 197:
      Just off the highway there's a small garage and paint-shop run by a gee named Art Huck.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • gay (in shorthand)

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Translations[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from gowl (vagina, vulva), a slang term in Ireland. Compare Irish gabhal (fork, crotch).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡiː/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Noun[edit]

gee (plural gees)

  1. (Ireland, slang) Vagina, vulva.[1]

Etymology 5[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gee (third-person singular simple present gees, present participle geeing, simple past and past participle geed)

  1. To suit or fit.
    • 1867, Smyth, W.H., The Sailor’s Word-Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including some more especially military and scientific, but useful to seamen; as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc. by the late ADMIRAL W. H. SMYTH, K.S.F., D.C.L., &c.:
      That will just "gee".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor (2006) The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English[1], →ISBN, page 850

Anagrams[edit]


Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeː/
  • Hyphenation: gee

Verb[edit]

gée (autobenefactive geyité)

  1. (transitive) find
  2. (transitive) recover
  3. (transitive) get, obtain

Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of gee (type II verb)
1st singular 2nd singular 3rd singular 1st plural 2nd plural 3rd plural
m f
perfective V-affirmative géeh geytéh géeh geytéh geynéh geyteeníh geeníh
N-affirmative gée geyté gée geyté geyné geytén géen
negative mágeyinniyo mágeyinnito mágeyinna mágeyinna mágeyinnino mágeyinniton mágeyinnon
imperfective V-affirmative geyáh geytáh geyáh geytáh geynáh geytaanáh geyaanáh
N-affirmative geyá geytá geyá geytá geyná geytán geyán
negative mágeya mágeyta mágeya mágeyta mágeyna mágeytan mágeyan
prospective V-affirmative géeliyoh
géeyyoh
géelitoh
géettoh
géeleh géeleh géelinoh
géennoh
géelitoonuh
géettoonuh
géeloonuh
N-affirmative géeliyo
géeyyo
géelito
géetto
géele géele géelino
géenno
géeliton
géetton
géelon
conjunctive I V-affirmative géyuh géyuh géyuh géyuh géyuh geytóonuh geyóonuh
N-affirmative géyu géyu géyu géyu géyu geytón geyón
negative gée wáyuh gée wáytuh gée wáyuh gée wáytuh gée wáynuh gée waytóonuh gée wóonuh
conjunctive II V-affirmative geyánkeh geytánkeh geyánkeh geytánkeh geynánkeh geytaanánkeh geyaanánkeh
N-affirmative geyánke geytánke geyánke geytánke geynánke geytaanánke geyaanánke
negative gée wáankeh gée waytánkeh gée wáankeh gée waytánkeh gée waynánkeh gée waytaanánkeh gée wáankeh
jussive affirmative géyay géyay géyay géyay géyay geytóonay geyóonay
negative gée wáay gée wáytay gée wáay gée wáytay gée wáynay gée waytóonay gée wóonay
past
conditional
affirmative geyinniyóy geyinnitóy geyinnáy geyinnáy geyinninóy geyinnitoonúy geyinnoonúy
negative gée wanniyóy gée wannitóy gée wannáy gée wannáy gée wanninóy gée wannitoonúy gée wanninoonúy
present
conditional I
affirmative géek geyték géek geyték geynék geyteeník geeník
negative gée wéek gée wayték gée wéek gée wayték gée waynék gée wayteeník gée weeník
singular plural singular plural
consultative affirmative geyóo geynóo imperative affirmative géy géya
negative mageyóo mageynóo negative mágeyin mágeyina
-h converb -i form -k converb -in(n)uh converb -innuk converb infinitive indefinite participle
V-focus N-focus
géyah géyi géyak geyínnuh geyínnuk geyíyya geyináanih geyináan
Compound tenses
past perfect affirmative perfective + perfective of én or sugé
present perfect affirmative perfective + imperfective of én
future perfect affirmative perfective + prospective of sugé
past progressive -k converb + imperfective of én or sugé
present progressive affirmative imperfect + imperfective of én
future progressive -k converb + prospective of sugé
immediate future affirmative conjunctive I + imperfective of wée
imperfect potential I affirmative conjunctive I + imperfective of takké
imperfect
potential II
affirmative imperfective + -m + takké
negative gée + imperfective of wée + -m + takké
perfect
potential
affirmative perfective + -m + takké
negative gée + perfective of wée + -m + takké
present
conditional II
affirmative imperfective + object pronoun + tekkék
negative gée + perfective of wée + object pronoun + tekkék
perfect
conditional
affirmative perfective + imperfective of sugé + -k
negative perfective + sugé + imperfective of wée -k
irrealis gée + perfective of xaaxé or raaré

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “gee”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch geven.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gee (present gee, present participle gewende, past participle gegee)

  1. to give
    Ek gee op!I give up!

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeː/, [ˈɡe̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: gee

Noun[edit]

gee

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.
  2. (physics) gee (unit of acceleration equal to that exerted by gravity)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of gee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative gee geet
genitive geen geiden
geitten
partitive geetä geitä
illative geehen geihin
singular plural
nominative gee geet
accusative nom. gee geet
gen. geen
genitive geen geiden
geitten
partitive geetä geitä
inessive geessä geissä
elative geestä geistä
illative geehen geihin
adessive geellä geillä
ablative geeltä geiltä
allative geelle geille
essive geenä geinä
translative geeksi geiksi
instructive gein
abessive geettä geittä
comitative geineen
Possessive forms of gee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person geeni geemme
2nd person geesi geenne
3rd person geensä

Anagrams[edit]


Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

gee

  1. present participle of ee

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ġee

  1. Alternative form of ġēa

Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

gee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Yola[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English given. Doublet of yie.

Verb[edit]

gee (third-person singular gees, simple past ga or gae or gaed, past participle gien)

  1. give

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 41